Monthly Archives: July 2010

eleven pens

Last Wednesday, July 21, 2010, eighteen months after taking office, President Barack Obama used eleven pens to sign into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.  In the tradition of many Presidents before him, Obama…

values in health regulation

Over the past few decades, regulators have tried to base more of their decisions on objective economic grounds, like benefit-cost analysis. In the environmental field, Douglas A. Kysar’s recent book Regulating From Nowhere: Environmental Law and the Search for Objectivity…

extractive industries

First, thanks to Lawrence Baxter for inviting me here. I am a big fan of the new blog and its contributors. Re-energizing the conversation about regulation is an important task. I’ll mainly talk about health care regulation, but I thought…

a view from Hong Kong

Some of my thoughts on financial reform on Hong Kong’s Radio 3 today. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

desperately seeking sixty

I prefer to talk policy not politics. But the fate of the financial reform legislation has become a struggle to reach 60 votes.  With that pressure to find support, comes compromise, and further weakening of the already mild measures.  So,…