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, National Review
Don’t ‘Reclassify’ Contractors as Employees
C. Jarrett Dieterle

“Is this worker an employee, or just a contractor?”

It’s a seemingly simple question, but it has stark ramifications under American labor law — and some claim that the so-called gig economy is…

, American Banker
Give Fannie, Freddie the same capital standards as everybody else
Alex J. Pollock

Taking up a key issue in housing finance reform, one within his control as the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Mark Calabria told a conference recently that Fannie Mae and…

, The Washington Examiner
Sooner or later, Americans will get fed up with the Jones Act
William Murray

The maritime industry may not like being compared to the Sicilian Mafia, but there is an element of truth to this analogy when considering the quick about-face President Trump made recently on the…

, Quartz India
India has over 100 million adult smokers, yet it wants a safer alternative banned
Carrie Wade

One would think that in a country with 100 million adult smokers, health officials would do anything to prevent the consumption of cigarettes.

Yet, India is pushing for bans and regulations…

, Washington Examiner
Congress hates Trump’s tariffs, yet sits by idly instead of acting
James Wallner

There are numerous ways for Congress to check the president. In recent years, its members have frequently opted to pass so-called resolutions of disapproval to reverse administrative actions after…

, Washington Examiner
US needs commercial allies in Asia
Clark Packard

With both sides retreating to their respective
corners, it appears the trade conflict between the United States and China, the
two largest economies in the world, isn’t going to end anytime…

If the state can’t control prisons, how can it control us?
Steven Greenhut

Of the 1,000 or so California bills that likely will become law this year, virtually every measure will give government more power to do one thing or another. The consensus in the Capitol…

, Financial Times
Echoes of the US savings and loan industry’s collapse
Alex J. Pollock

Metro Bank has the problem so pointedly observed by the great Walter Bagehot in 1873: “Every banker knows that if he has to prove he is worthy of credit . . . in fact his credit is…

, The Detroit News
Opinion: Invest in higher education for prisoners
Nila Bala

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed an executive order, creating a bipartisan task force to improve the criminal justice system. If this is to be a successful initiative,…

, The Hill
Financial collapse of the United States Postal Service is coming
Kevin Kosar

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will run out of cash in five years. Postmaster General Megan Brennan shared this news in testimony before the House Oversight and Reform…