Archive for the ‘Regulation’ Category

First Drain Obamacare Swamp

December 13, 2016

Chidem Kurdas

penIf President Trump does not establish priorities, his administration will almost certainly fall into the same old patterns as previous ones. Reducing regulation is (more…)


The Clinton Fortunes

October 21, 2016

Chidem Kurdas

If there’s one point Hillary Clinton talks about honestly and passionately, it’s that (more…)

Delusions and the State

January 6, 2016

Chidem Kurdas

As the giant regulatory octopus reaches into every nook and cranny (more…)

Rip van Winkle in Reguland

December 2, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

“Had Rip van Winkle gone to sleep in America circa 1900 (more…)

Missing Keystone Stakeholder

November 11, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

In the controversy over the Obama Administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, (more…)

How Dodd-Frank Resembles Bernie Madoff

October 15, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

Fears about the stability of the financial industry (more…)

Volkswagen and Gresham’s Law of Organization

September 30, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

How did regulators miss the massive Volkswagen diesel emissions fraud for so long? (more…)

Gentle Regulatory Despotism

August 27, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

The costs of Obamacare (more…)

Och-Ziff Foreign Corruption Deal Expected

August 5, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

Sounds like NYSE-listed hedge fund company Och-Ziff Capital Management Group (more…)

Wrong Diagnosis, Bad Remedy

July 30, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

A consensus emerged after the 2008 election, which brought a Democrat to the White House and enhanced Democrats’ control of Congress. With regard to the financial crisis, a simple Democratic message, diligently echoed in the media, dominated political and policy making scenes.  (more…)