Regulatory Reform & Abuses
The rule of law is increasingly being eroded by those trying to achieve policy objectives outside the normal bounds of legislative action. BPF accesses civil litigation, overcriminalization and corporate governance to understand these trends and formulate policy solutions.
Occupational Licensing Boards: Mississippi’s anti-competitive regulatory state needs to be scaled back.
The interests of both consumers and future business owners could be served even better if most occupational licensing boards were phased out. Consumers would receive more choices in the marketplace, while burdensome regulations would free citizens to start more businesses.
Albert Einstein ~ Insanity is doing the same thing over and over. And expecting different outcomes. This quote applies to the Mississippi Public Service Commission and the Mississippi Legislature. They haven’t changed in response to the Kemper lignite plant fiasco.
Has the propensity for corruption among regulators waned in the past 28 years?
Will the DOR draw a legal challenge for their Consumer Use Tax?
The net neutrality rules, while they sound good on the surface and make good talking points for politicians, are a classic case of government regulation where none is needed.