Items Tagged with 'Environmental Protection Agency'


  • The Obama administration’s regulatory capture

    As an economist, I know one simple truth: every legislative and regulatory decision has implications for jobs and output. Hence, policies like mandating mortgage modifications and forgoing access to energy resources in the Outer Continental Shelf and the Gulf of Mexico have inextricable economic consequences.
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  • Chinese Drywall, the Next Housing Crisis?

    The US housing market, still absorbing the full shock of massive defaults and foreclosures in the wake of contracting economic conditions, faces a new threat to stability: Chinese drywall. The building product ends up in frequent headlines these days as complaints about the product's health and safety hazards circulate. Critics claim chemicals in the drywall lead to costly medical complications and expensive infrastructure problems in residential housing units.
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