The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) submitted public comments this week on the growing federal regulatory burden to the White House Office of Management and Budget, in response to OMB’s 2014 Draft Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulation. > Read more > Interview Wayne Crews
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Comcast-TWC Merger Comments to FCC
In comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission yesterday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute urged the FCC to unconditionally approve Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable (“TWC”). By promptly approving the deal, the Commission is likely to serve the public interest by advancing consumer welfare and facilitating robust competition in the dynamic and multi-sided markets for broadband Internet service, multichannel video distribution, and original television programming.> Read more
The Freeman: Sending Money Home: Technology or Bureaucracy?
Remittances are helping poor people globally, but regulators loom. In 2011, total private flows of aid totaled $680 billion—almost five times the $138 billion official figure. As I noted in 2005, “the future of aid to developing countries is private.”
This increase in private aid is great news for all concerned. Except, perhaps, for bureaucrats, who are loath to let good deeds go unpunished. World Bank and United Nations bean counters are denouncing remittance transfer fees as exploitative. > Read more