Regulations and regulators

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How Upskilling America Will Rebuild the Middle Class

A sanity check on how far "let them eat training" will go in restoring the fallen American middle class.

New Lawsuit Challenges ‘Fast-Track’ Permits Used for Oil and Gas Pipelines Nationwide

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/05/2021 - 2:02am in

For nearly a decade, pipeline companies have relied on the contested Nationwide Permit 12 when their projects cross waterbodies in the U.S.

Fed Shamelessly Gives Warnings of Vague and Ominous Risks While Saying Don’t Expect Us to Do Anything About It

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/05/2021 - 8:54pm in

The Fed tells the world: Don't expect us to be ready for the next financial crisis. It's just too hard.

Reducing Methane Is Crucial for Protecting Climate and Health, and It Can Pay for Itself – Yet Emissions Are Still Rising Fast, A New UN Report Warns

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/05/2021 - 8:53pm in

After a long period of fracking boosterism in the US, reducing methane emissions is finally getting the attention it warrants.

‘Cry No Tears for These Death Profiteers’: Pharma Stocks Plunge as Biden Backs Vaccine Patent Waiver

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/05/2021 - 11:55pm in

Biden is suddenly backing a patent waiver for foreign manufacture of Covid vaccines. But do the mechanics make this a headfake?

California Bill Seeks to Prevent Hospital Administrators from Practicing Medicine Without a License

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 11:55pm in

An important vehicle for doctors to take back control by keeping administrators from playing at medicine has oddly stayed under the radar.

Abolish the OCC

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 28/04/2021 - 5:59pm in

The idea of getting rid of a hopelessly captured and largely redundant bank regulator, the OCC, is gaining support.

The Ugly Truth About Renewable Power

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 27/04/2021 - 7:16pm in

Questions about how to make intermittent renewable energy production work for users conditioned to always-here power.

How America Can Curb the Epidemic of Violence Against Health Care Workers

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 22/04/2021 - 6:01pm in

Health care staffers are on the receiving end of violence more often than you might think, yet perilous little is done to protect them.

What is the Bullshit Economy?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 13/04/2021 - 7:00pm in

Establishing some first principles of the bullshit economy.

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