Regulations

Government is increasingly creating rules to govern every aspect of American life. IWF analysts expose how these regulations create a costly burden on our economy, discouraging entrepreneurship and job creation, and result in a less free, less civilly engaged society.

Recent Articles:

The Lessons of Burger King’s Move to Canada


Bags Be Gone


The FDA's New Food Regulations Are A Recipe For High Food Prices


POTUS Opens the Regulatory Spigot


Stubbed Out


Permanent Landlords?


Proposed EPA Regs Would Affect Climate by Eighteen-Thousandths of a Degree by 2100 — and Cost U.S. Economy $51 Billion Annually


The EPA’s Shoddy Math


$34 Billion in New Regulations under Wraps


No Playing Around


Has Political Virtue Become a Fashion Statement?


Goodbye Kitty?


The Energy Biz: Getting Pumped Up Over Local Solutions


Braiding: When Small Businesses Get Tied in Knots by State Licensing Authorities


Paid Leave and Employee Morale


Americans have more confidence in small businesses than in big business • Cavuto


New Battlefront in Business: Uber & Lyft Meet Government Regulation


Scaling Back Government Licensing Regulations to Spur Opportunities


Abolishing Occupational Licensing Won't Eliminate the Wage Gap


Govt needs to stop adding & start cutting regulations to help Americans • Forbes on Fox


Dog Days Screening: Join IWF for a fun night at the movies!


New Regulations Hose Charity Car Washes in Virginia


Paid Menstrual Leave?


Do Working Mothers Need a Licensing Fairness Act?


Is EPA becoming a "rouge agency" trying to block government oversight? • Forbes on Fox


Cutting Spending Doesn’t Cut Jobs, but Government Regulations Do


Regulators: Eyeing the Web


IWF Joins Coalition Letter Opposing Federal Ban on Internet Gambling


“Paycheck Fairness Act” All About Helping Lawyers


Should It Have Been Called "Red Tape Day"?


Driven Out of Business


City Regulations Take a Bite Out of Big Apple Restaurants


California Leavin: Anywhere but the Golden State


The Pilot Shortage Made in Congress


Kutcher on Entrenched Monopolies and Regulatory Bullying


The Kid Cupcake Shutdown


Gunlock • Why a New Anti Food Industry Documentary Is Misleading • Cam & Company (01.28.14)


Government Strangles U.S. Growth


California Wage Hike Is Not Only Bad Policy, It’s Also Unjust


Feds Use Six Flags Tragedy as Their Ticket to Regulate


DOL on a Mission to Crush Entrepreneurship


California: Food-Borne Illness, Yes; Plastic Bags, No


Government Regulations Hinder Economic Growth


Working Families Flexibility Act Would Give Workers More Options


The Kinder Egg Kerfuffle


OneNewsNow: Targeting Sodas Won't Eliminate Obesity


Who Pays for Free Breast Pumps?


Government Mandating How You Spend Your Private Time


Regulations for Thee but Not for Me


West Virginia Dems: Back Off EPA