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Regulations have been reduced under the Trump Administration – What is the potential impact on the economy?

Donald Trump’s presidency has opened up the door for deregulation at the federal level. This has had an impact on several industries. Now, given that these deregulatory actions are recent, the ramifications of these actions are ongoing and should continue to be analyzed. Nevertheless, the potential effect can be determined based on what is known … Continue reading

Politics

A Chance For Bipartisan Banking Deregulation

The Trump Administration has made reforming financial regulation a goal for 2018. Surprisingly, its Democrats that are helping push the effort towards the finish line. Legislation is currently being discussed to roll back Dodd-Frank, a signature bill passed under the Obama Administration that introduced drastic regulations to the banking industry. This bipartisan effort is seeking … Continue reading

Politics

Why The DACA Deadlock Is Bad For Both Parties & The Country

Ever since President Trump announced the end of DACA last September, the program has become an even more volatile issue for Congress. Implacability on both sides continues, and the only certain outcomes are uncertainty for DACA recipients with an added negative impact for the U.S. economy. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was conceived … Continue reading

340B Violations Signal a Need for Increased Program Oversight
Politics

340B Violations Signal a Need for Increased Program Oversight

The opaque and loosely administered nature of the Medicare 340B drug-pricing program has lead to speculation over the appropriate use of program savings. Originally designed as a way to help patients save money on their prescription drugs, the 340B program is now criticized for failing to deliver those savings directly to consumer medications. Furthermore, a … Continue reading

Hold My Beer: Aluminum and National Security
China / National Security / Politics / Trade

Hold My Beer: Aluminum and National Security

Background Beer is good , beer is american. To protect the interests of beer drinkers and beer producers everywhere, primary aluminum must be excluded from the Section 232 investigation, otherwise it risks endangering the business of local brewers, packagers, and raises prices for consumers. On April 26, 2017 Department of Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, initiated … Continue reading