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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.
How Much Do Regulations Cost?

How Much Do Regulations Cost?

Republicans love to say that regulation is costing the economy billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.  But estimates are all over the place. …the cost of any particular regulation is often described differently by the agency, by outside parties, and by agency critics in Congress. For example, a regulation issued in 2012 curbing mercury [...]

Iowa GOP Senate Candidate Pro-Nullification?

The Republicans have been very careful this year to avoid Tea Party-supported candidates that will embarrass the party nationally and decrease their chances of taking over the Senate.  But one seems to have slipped through: Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Iowa, appears to believe states can nullify federal laws. In a [...]

House GOP Lowers Taxes On The Rich

Surprise surprise.  The House GOP, largely incapable of passing any legislation did manage to pass a tax cut on Friday.  Guess who it helps? You’ve probably heard this story before: House Republicans choose to cut taxes for the rich instead of the poor. On Friday, they did it once again. The House GOP had an [...]

The Next Financial Crisis?

I had thought it would be student loans or consumer debt but Erika Eichelberger points out another growing threat to the financial system: Would you buy a subprime-loan crisis from this man? A new New York Times investigation reveals that used car dealers are doling out giant loans to millions of poor Americans with bad [...]

The Right Candidate For 2016

I hadn’t considered him but Alexandra Petri makes some good points: Well, the polls are in. And Darth Vader is the unofficial 2016 front-runner. All he has to do is throw his hat in the ring throw his helmet in the ringkeep his helmet on so he can breathe and announce his candidacy, and the race is [...]

President (Reagan) Criticizes Right Wing Response To Downed Airline

From his diaries: He also complained about sniping from his right flank. “Short of going to war, what would they have us do?” he asked in a speech. “I know that some of our critics have sounded off that somehow we haven’t exacted enough vengeance,” Reagan said. “Well, vengeance isn’t the name of the game [...]

We’re Already Paying For Climate Change

Dealing with climate change will cost us a great deal.  This is the source of much of the argument over climate policy.  However, the cost of doing nothing is probably immeasurably higher as described by Mark Schapiro. The Environmental Protection Agency has an estimated price for the effects of greenhouse gases: It’s called the “social [...]

Good News/Bad News On Budget

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued its long term budget outlook this week.  William Gale summarized it so you don’t have to read all the details: The size of the budget deficit today isn’t a problem, and it’s not much of a problem for the next few years either. “If current laws governing taxes and [...]

We Are All In This Together

I do not live in New Rochelle NY, nor do I know anything about its local politics. But I came upon this piece from its Mayor Noam Branson reacting to an angry response in the community regarding the siting of a group home for disabled adults and several parts of it resonated. Because there’s a [...]

Miami Underwater?

Miami Underwater?

While developing countries have been experiencing the consequences of climate change for a while, the United States is only beginning to feel its effects. One area that is likely to be among the most affected is Miami: Miami and its surroundings are facing a calamity worthy of the Old Testament. It is an astonishing story. [...]

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