Research & Commentary

Publications

, Lawfare
Rethinking Encryption
Jim Baker

I. Embrace Reality and Deal With It

From 2012 to 2014, I worked for Bridgewater Associates, a hedge fund located in Connecticut. Bridgewater seeks to operate consistent with a set of principles…

Why We Aren’t Taking a Position on Impeachment
Eli Lehrer

R Street is concerned with policy, not politics. We don’t take sides in elections, and our tax status bars us from doing so. To my knowledge, all current full-time R Street staffers who have worked…

, Washington Examiner
How overcriminalization is turning everyday Americans into lawbreakers
Lars Trautman

Our country is in the midst of a crisis of criminality: At this very moment, more criminals are walking our streets than ever before. How is this possible, especially in light of the FBI’s latest…

, The Advocate
Guest column: Don’t listen to the lawyers, take tough action to curb car insurance costs
R.J. Lehmann & Marc Hyden

Louisiana’s voters have spoken and Jim Donelon has been returned to a fourth term as the state’s insurance commissioner. But that does not mean Louisiana consumers and businesses are satisfied…

, The Washington Times
Protectionist impulses in the eye care industry help providers at the expense of patients
C. Jarrett Dieterle

Perhaps more than any other industry, eye care has long suffered from protectionist impulses. These impulses limit patient choice when it comes to selecting contact lenses.

After several decades…

‘Earth-saving’ laws mainly are about tormenting us: Steven Greenhut
Steven Greenhut

Grocery shopping had never been one of my favorite activities, but it never used to be as cumbersome as it is now. I’d fill up the cart with food, wait in line at the check-out counter and kibitz…

, AL.com
Alabama juvenile probation officers can be more effective with smaller caseloads
Jesse Kelley

Imagine having 40 kids. Every day, you need to know whether they went to school, where they will be afterward, and with whom they will be spending their time. You worry about whether they had enough…

, Barron's
Given Enough Time
Alex J. Pollock

Randall W. Forsyth distorts Murphy’s celebrated law with a truncated version of it, writing “whatever can go wrong, will” (“Sometimes Things Can Go Right—and a Lot Did for the Stock Market…

Why Congress Can’t Sue to End Military Conflicts
Anthony Marcum

As the Supreme Court has reminded the legislature: ‘Congress has a broad range of legislative authority it can use to stop a President’s war making.’ Oversight, appropriations and legislation,…

R Street Testimony on China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative: Implications for the Global Maritime Supply Chain
Kathryn Waldron & Kristen Nyman

SUBMITTED STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD OF
KATHRYN WALDRON
FELLOW, NATIONAL SECURITY AND CYBERSECURITY
R STREET INSTITUTE
 
KRISTEN NYMAN
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, NATIONAL SECURITY AND…