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Bruce Yandle

Bruce Yandle

Bruce Yandle's Articles and Posts

Million-Dollar Trips, Easter Eggs, and Fiscal Sanity The Freeman
Million-Dollar Trips, Easter Eggs, and Fiscal Sanity
The sky-high price tag for the vice president's recent trip is only a symptom of the real issue: spending habits that keep federal outlays climbing, year after year. 
The Deficit and the White House Tour Blues The Freeman
The Deficit and the White House Tour Blues
Trivializing the United States's fiscal problems only makes it more likely that they'll have to get a lot worse before they get any better. 
Rahm’s Rule of Crisis Management: A Footnote to the Theory of Regulation The Freeman
Rahm’s Rule of Crisis Management: A Footnote to the Theory of Regulation

Rahm’s Rule gives a whole new meaning to the term “crisis management.” It also helps us understand how opportunistic politicians can both establish and respond to crisis-based circumstances—ensuring that pork gets delivered to favored constituents while everyone else is distracted by the looming crisis. The rule forms a footnote to theories that help us understand the regulatory state

The Tilting Point: “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul” The Freeman
The Tilting Point: “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul”

The U.S. economy is quickly approaching the point where there are more tax spenders than taxpayers, helping to produce a divided country. 

Regulating Executive Pay Can Reduce Systemic Risk Articles
Regulating Executive Pay Can Reduce Systemic Risk
The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn from New Research on Well-Being The Freeman
The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn from New Research on Well-Being
"We Want to be Regulated" Articles
"We Want to be Regulated"
Industry support of legislation that imposes restrictions on output is commonplace, but one begins to understand this more fully after careful scrutiny of the lobbying process.
Cash for Clunkers is a Loser Articles
Cash for Clunkers is a Loser
Since Cash-for-Clunkers is now officially out of commission, Bruce Yandle reexamines the life and death of the failed government program.
The Myth of Unregulated Tobacco Articles
The Myth of Unregulated Tobacco
On Monday, June 22, with apparent satisfaction, President Obama signed the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA), a law that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory authority over tobacco products. The law requires the FDA ...
Producing Jobs: Thoughts on Obama’s Plan for Small Businesses The Freeman
Producing Jobs: Thoughts on Obama’s Plan for Small Businesses
Mr. Obama and the Bankers: "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" The Freeman
Mr. Obama and the Bankers: "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly"
Producing Jobs:  Thoughts on Obama’s Plan for Small Businesses The Freeman
Producing Jobs: Thoughts on Obama’s Plan for Small Businesses
Too many policy boulders are being dropped in the water. One can hardly determine the effects of one before another one is thrown in the pool.
Mr. Obama and the Bankers: “Doin’ What Comes Natur'lly” The Freeman
Mr. Obama and the Bankers: “Doin’ What Comes Natur'lly”
Maybe the banks do get it. Maybe, just maybe, we, the electorate, and our political representatives are the ones who don’t get it.
“We Want to be Regulated” The Freeman
“We Want to be Regulated”
EPA’s Endangerment Finding Endangers Economy The Freeman
EPA’s Endangerment Finding Endangers Economy
Cash for Clunkers Was a Loser The Freeman
Cash for Clunkers Was a Loser
Regulating Executive Pay Can Reduce Systemic Risk The Freeman
Regulating Executive Pay Can Reduce Systemic Risk
The Myth of Unregulated Tobacco The Freeman
The Myth of Unregulated Tobacco
Bootleggers, Baptists, and Bailed-Out Bankers The Freeman
Bootleggers, Baptists, and Bailed-Out Bankers
Policy Analysis and Public Choice: Selected Papers by William A. Niskanen The Freeman
Policy Analysis and Public Choice: Selected Papers by William A. Niskanen

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