Economic Evidence is Tipping the Scales in the Debate over Oil Exports

This article originally appeared at the Daily Caller. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon The North American countries may not have any tariff barriers between them but we are far from having a fully integrated North American economy. That’s a pity, because there are major gains to be had from doing […]

How to Make the Inversion Problem Even Worse

This article originally appeared at the Weekly Standard. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon Amidst the clichéd rhetoric decrying “unpatriotic” companies that accompanied the Obama administration’s recent move to address corporate inversions, it was easy to miss the fact that there is relatively little of substance that can be remedied via[…..]

Regulating the Mobile App Market

This article originally appeared in Regulation. Click here to read the rest of the article. By Logan Albright The market for mobile apps on smartphones and other mobile devices has grown tremendously over the last few years. Indeed, it would be hard to find another sector that enjoys a similar level of creativity and innovation.[…..]

The Highs and Lows in OIRA’s Report to Congress

This article originally appeared in Regulation. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon and Sam Batkins As part of a Friday evening “document dump” last May, the Obama administration’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) released its annual report on the “Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulation.” It confirmed that Fiscal[…..]

The IRS’s War on Locum Tenens

This article originally appeared in Regulation. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon The most life-changing innovation to come along since my family moved to our urban neighborhood in Washington, D.C., a decade ago has been the appearance of Uber, the app that allows someone to easily hail a ride using a[…..]

The Entitlement ‘Crisitunity’

This article originally appeared in Regulation. Click here to read the rest of the article. By Ike Brannon Writing about our nation’s entitlement problem can be a bore.  Anyone who is paying attention and not wearing political  blinders is already aware of the problem, and there is no  shortage of economists, former politicians, and other[…..]