Category Archives: Regulations and regulators

9th Circuit Shoots Down FTC’s Consumer Protection Authority Over Common Carriers

A federal appeals court recently decided that the FTC lacks consumer protection authority to regulate common carriers in any respect. This decision hamstrings the agency from regulating ATT, Google, Verizon and potentially applies to a wider range of companies, unless the decision is reversed on appeal or Congress chooses to act.


BLM Moves Onshore Oil and Gas Lease Auctions Online To Stymie ‘Keep It In The Ground’ Protests

Jerri-Lynn here. This short post highlights an important problem that we’ve seen arise over and over again with the administration which pledged to be the most transparent ever: the disconnect between public rhetoric and behind-the-scenes practice. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) presides over the allocation of oil and gas […]


How Veterans are Victims of Big Pharma

Yves here. While this post makes an important point about the degree to which veterans are targets for opioid marketing, as well as the creation of a large and multiheaded “pain lobby” to promote the idea that pain was undertreated (which may have been true, but not to the degree suggested). However, the article also […]