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Regulation and Markets: Archives

5 Terrible, No-Good, Very Bad Things About the REINS Act

Kristina Costa shows how the anti-regulation REINS Act would turn a regulatory process driven by scientific expertise, industry input, and careful cost-benefit analysis into a political circus.

by Kristina Costa | Tuesday, December 6, 2011

We Need a Leader at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Christian E. Weller shows how banks fatten up on fees at the expense of everyday consumers, which Senate Republicans support by blocking the first CFPB chairman.

by Christian E. Weller | Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Creating a Successful Progressive Economy

At a Progressivism on Tap event, Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein discuss how to build a new economic order that is equitable, productive, and responsive to the needs of all Americans.

| Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Regulatory Nonsense

The conservative echo chamber keeps repeating the false argument that regulations kill jobs, write Kristina Costa and Michael Linden. Everyone else begs to differ.

by Kristina Costa and Michael Linden | Friday, November 18, 2011

The United States and the Asia Pacific Century

Sabina Dewan explains why the Obama administration’s push for a new trade agreement in the region requires careful attention alongside public support.

by Sabina Dewan | Friday, November 18, 2011

Unintended Roadblocks

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Sarah Margon identifies the legislative and policy hurdles that make it difficult for aid groups to do their jobs and how these can be dealt with.

by Sarah Margon | Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Improving Regulatory Performance: Lessons from the United Kingdom

Senior Fellow Jitinder Kohli testifies before the Senate Budget Committee.

by Jitinder Kohli | Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Big Ideas for Small Business

CAP offers proposals to form a progressive pro-business agenda for the small- and medium-sized companies that America's economic competitiveness depends on.

| Thursday, November 10, 2011

Unburdening America’s Middle Class

book_alt2 icon Report Christian Weller outlines ways for American workers and their families to get out of high indebtedness.

by Christian E. Weller | Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Video: What the 99 Percent Is Fighting For

play_alt icon Video The Center for American Progress identifies three factors that contributed to the creation of two Americas: one for the top 1 percent and one for the rest of us.

| Monday, October 31, 2011

Five Canards About Job-Killing Regulations

Kristina Costa and Michael Linden point out the absurdities in conservative arguments that regulations are holding back our economy, not lack of demand.

by Kristina Costa and Michael Linden | Friday, October 21, 2011

Another Sign of the Conservative Antiworker, Antijobs Agenda

The weakened Trade Adjustment Assistance legislation Congress passed again reveals that conservative talk about creating jobs and protecting American workers amounts to little more than rhetoric, writes Sabina Dewan.

by Sabina Dewan | Thursday, October 13, 2011

Health Care Industry Consolidation: Focus Needed on Consumer Protection and Balanced Antitrust Enforcement

CAP Senior Fellow David Balto testifies before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health

by David Balto | Friday, September 9, 2011

Reinvigorating Antitrust Enforcement

book_alt2 icon Report David Balto assesses the Obama administration's antitrust enforcement up to now and offers recommendations to strengthen that enforcement going forward.

by David Balto | Tuesday, July 12, 2011

FCC Initiative to Stop “Cramming” Charges

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski highlights new efforts to empower consumers against mystery fees on phone bills.

| Wednesday, June 29, 2011