Americans are suffering under the crushing burden of overregulation. Businesses are being strangled by red tape and individuals face vast and growing limitations on personal freedom in nearly every aspect of their lives. Such overregulation limits our freedom and encourages individuals and businesses to circumvent or even alter regulation to their advantage. As rules are drafted, more efforts are put into lobbying Congress and regulatory agencies to tailor rules to special interest groups leaving many more with additional burdens or simply out of the market altogether. Even more frustrating, studies show many of these regulations are ineffective and fail to deliver the benefits they were implemented to produce. Policymakers should exam both new and existing regulations to ensure that each is necessary, beneficial to the marketplace, cost-efficient and beneficial to people’s lives.


Why the 99-year-old Jones Act should be repealed

Why the 99-year-old Jones Act should be repealed

Things that will turn 99 years old this year:  The hair dryer:  The first electric hair dryer was invented in 1920. It was a large machine, containing three vents. Nowadays, salons have smaller, more efficient hair dryers. We can even buy handheld ones for personal use.   The jungle gym:  The first jungle gym was invented … Read More
We Win When We Trade

4 Reasons We All Need Free Trade

America needs free trade. Do you know why? Here are four things you should be aware of:   Free trade promotes job growth. Free trade gives American consumers more access to the best products at competitive prices. Free trade gives American businesses more access to the billions of consumers outside U.S. borders. Free trade is … Read More
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Freedom, Not Tariffs, Will Help American Families

Families are starting to see the benefits of federal tax reform. Around the country, workers are enjoying higher take-home pay. Businesses are handing out bonuses, raises and expanded benefits. But recently announced tariffs would hurt countless families across the country and undermine the benefits of federal tax reform. Adding new taxes on imported steel and … Read More
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The Good Profit of The ‘Elotero Electrónico’

There is something all Latinos living in the United States have in common; our yearning for a better life for ourselves and our families, and our aspiration to achieve the American Dream.  With determination, hard work, and entrepreneurial spirit, we start businesses, find jobs or enroll for education, while making strides to provide a better … Read More
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New Report Shows Burden of Occupational Licensing Across the United States

Occupational licensing laws and regulations represent a major barrier to opportunity for Latino workers, who may be prevented from succeeding in the workplace due to unjustifiable and unnecessary fees. New data from the Institute for Justice reveal the varied burden of these occupational licensing laws across the fifty states and the District of Columbia, updating … Read More