The Farm Bill: Convenient Coalition or Market Manipulation?
America / Fiscal policy / Tax / U.S. Senate

The Farm Bill: Convenient Coalition or Market Manipulation?

In early June, a coalition of urban and rural politicians in the Senate banded together to pass the Farm bill, a legislative piece that distributes welfare benefits to an unlikely pair: wealthy agro-businesses and the inner-city poor. Although widely popular among constituents, a common sense look at the bill reveals serious flaws. The Senate’s version … Continue reading

3 Impressions from the OIRA Administrator Nominee Confirmation Hearing
Regulation / U.S. Domestic Policy / U.S. Senate

3 Impressions from the OIRA Administrator Nominee Confirmation Hearing

1. OIRA is not interesting. If you’re reading this, congratulations on being among the few Americans who care about the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Even most of the members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs demonstrated their lack of interest by failing to attend the hearing. OIRA is the … Continue reading

Senator Warren Steals the Show…And Misses the Point.
Economy / Regulation / U.S. Domestic Policy / U.S. Senate

Senator Warren Steals the Show…And Misses the Point.

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is not often the subject of a million YouTube views. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who ran for office promising change in Washington, may have delivered last week by helping the committee accomplish this feat. The trouble for Sen. Warren, and the committee meeting she hijacked, is … Continue reading