Regulatory Reform and the Pandemic

Shoshana Weissmann and Courtney Joslin at R Street: While states are increasingly embracing the value of occupational licensing reciprocity, recognition and compacts, it is still difficult for medical professionals to work across state lines and go where needed....

Madison and Minority Rule

James Wallner at R Street: Madison believed that the Critical Period events were a sign that America was falling into the destructive cycle that befell all previous experiments in self-government. The Greek historian, Polybius, called this phenomenon “the cycle of...

Decentralization and Coronavirus

Michael Dougherty at National Review: Our president doesn’t have dictatorial powers, even in a national emergency. The president doesn’t have authority to shut down your local gin joint. Your state governor does have this power, in extraordinary circumstances. That so...