Posted by | May 21, 2012 09:56 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Stuart Shapiro

Sometimes, I really struggle to come up with an entertaining tag line for a story.  And sometimes I see a story like this:

Witnesses at a recent Senate committee hearing agreed that manufacturers, researchers, and hospitals could lose access to a critical component of their operations next year unless Congress acts to ensure a steady supply of helium.

And the jokes just write themselves.

By: Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.