Regulation

In a market economy, regulation can help or hinder economic activity. Looking at topics that include the environment, financial instruments and anti-trust and past and present Supreme Court cases, econlife considers regulation when it investigates the US market economy.

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    Giving Life a Price

    Feb 19, 11 • 289 Views • No Comments

    The people at OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) have been watching “Spider-Man.” Because of actors’ injuries during performances, the federal agency that monitors workplace safety went to Broadway. Should they? It is all...  [read more]

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    How Do You Disconnect the Internet?

    Feb 13, 11 • 248 Views • No Comments

    As a Vodafone New Zealand customer, events in Egypt directed affected you. With a Cairo based call center that had to be closed, Vodafone said that people needing assistance waited 7 or 8 minutes for service that was directed elsewhere. According to The New...  [read more]

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    Who Needs a License?

    Feb 9, 11 • 287 Views • No Comments

    What does a hair salon “shampoo specialist” have in common with a private detective? In certain states, each needs a license to do business. But what might licensing involve? For a Texas shampooer, it includes 150 hours of classes while a...  [read more]

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    Getting the Most From Our Money

    Feb 3, 11 • 248 Views • No Comments

    In 2020, according to the World Health Organization, traffic fatalities will be the second leading cause of deaths in the world. Moreover, in the U.S. alone, approximately 57 million birds are killed by cars annually. (from Cool It, p. 154) So, asks Bjorn...  [read more]

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    Grandma and the City

    Jan 31, 11 • 255 Views • No Comments

    In the U.S. 81% of us live in a city. Saying that cities generate more wealth, productivity and innovation, Brookings’ Research Director Alan Berube and Harvard’s Edward Glaeser applaud urbanization. In China, though, Grandma might not be so...  [read more]