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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    Real Food Commercials

    Oct 10, 11 • 323 Views • No Comments

    The place is a Manhattan film studio. The star could be a donut, ice cream, or a chicken nugget. For a spaghetti sauce shoot, the director says, “Lights. Roll. Action. Drip.” Described in this NY Times article, tabletop directing is a......  [read more]

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    The Supreme Court and Picasso

    Oct 8, 11 • 320 Views • No Comments

    This Supreme Court case could affect the music you hear at a concert, the book you can access on Google and the Picasso you might see online. The case is all about copyright protection. The question: If a foreign movie, painting, song, or book is already in......  [read more]

  • U.S. Jobs and China

    Sep 30, 11 • 302 Views • No Comments

    Trading with China can be very confusing. As Chinese imports proliferated from 1990-2007, factory employment in the communities surrounding Raleigh N.C. plummeted.  According to the WSJ, the 40% dip in factory jobs led to a government spending increase......  [read more]

  • U.S. Jobs and China

    Sep 30, 11 • 318 Views • No Comments

    http://irps.ucsd.edu/assets/001/501361.pdf “The China Syndrome” The Economic Lesson  ......  [read more]

  • “Nutty” Regulations

    Sep 29, 11 • 388 Views • No Comments

    Asked if we wanted accurate labeling on food packages, most of us would say yes. Calorie counts in restaurants would come in handy. Should boilers be more environmentally friendly? Describing a walnut package labeling regulation that adversely affected one......  [read more]