R Street’s Commercial Freedom program addresses government barriers that hurt businesses and people. Generally, we support market-oriented policy solutions that enhance free enterprise, consumer choice and public well-being. To this end, our team focuses primarily on occupational licensing, alcohol policy, shipping and postal policy, health care disintermediation and regulatory reform.
Rules that mandate a two-person minimum staff for
freight locomotives have been a hot topic in state legislatures this year. Nine
states currently regulate crew sizes for certain trains, including…
From The Daily Caller:
And the Postal Service is popular because it undercharges — great when you can ship packages for cheap, but bad for the federal government’s balance sheets….
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…
Land, land everywhere, but not a place to build!
The story of high housing costs has long been associated with large cities, but a century after zoning and other forms of land-use regulations…
For nearly 50 years, FedEx’s local package delivery method has largely gone unchanged, but it may soon evolve. The multinational corporation is currently working with the city of Manchester to…
Hyden, Director of State Government Affairs, R Street Institute
Senate Judiciary A Committee
Chairman and members of the…
Fostering job growth and improving public safety are key elements in
just about any political stump speech, and with elections quickly approaching,
Louisianans will get their fill of these topics….