Category: Regulatory issues

Will Dodd-Frank Implode? Let’s Hope So

There have been a few interesting developments lately regarding legal interpretations of Dodd-Frank.  Unfortunately, media outlets are too busy covering trivial matters such as bathroom bills to focus on the impacts of this poorly-conceived legislation that has been in place since 2010.  However, the Wall Street Journal has not disappointed, covering some major developments in federal […]

Washington Update: A Review of 2015 and a Preview of 2016

At the beginning of 2015, for the first time in a decade, Republicans took control of both chambers of Congress. For the past several years, Sen. Harry Reid and the Democratic majority in the Senate had essentially blocked all substantive legislative activity, including basic Congressional necessities like passing a federal budget.   When Sen. Mitch McConnell […]

Net Neutrality Not the Savior One Might Think (Part II)

Last week, I explained what the FCC’s new “net neutrality” rules are intended to do, but here is the reality: A government decree will never resolve disputes in a way that enhances innovation and lowers costs for consumers.  Compliance with the net neutrality rules creates another barrier to entry for potential competitors to incumbent ISPs. […]

Net Neutrality Not the Savior One Might Think (Part I)

The Internet was jubilant when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially issued its net neutrality rules in February. And then, nothing happened. Since net neutrality rules officially came into effect on June 12 Internet providers have not raced to speed up Internet speeds, and a single complaint has been filed with the Federal Communications Commission […]