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Want More Jobs? Clean Up Our Messy Regulatory System

You shouldn't have to hire a team of lawyers just to be able to start a business. | Philip K. Howard

Rules Can't Think: Why Government Needs Radical Simplification Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Rules Can't Think: Why Government Needs Radical Simplification

The U.S. government has become a rusty pile of accumulated entitlements, endless forms, and overlapping programs.

What Kills Small Businesses? Let's Ask Them Reuters

What Kills Small Businesses? Let's Ask Them

Burdensome government regulations and a hyperactive legal culture topped the list of scourges in this new survey.

Here's One Tax Break All Americans Can Support Reuters

Here's One Tax Break All Americans Can Support

The future of the American worker depends on research and innovation.

Rich Americans Aren't the Real Job Creators Reuters

Rich Americans Aren't the Real Job Creators

A proud capitalist on what really drives economic growth -- and how the tax system can better reflect reality.

5 Non-Partisan Job Creation Ideas That Could Actually Work Reuters

5 Non-Partisan Job Creation Ideas That Could Actually Work

To spur job growth, change immigration policy, tax policy, and incentives for investment.

Low Skills Aren't Causing the Unemployment Crisis Reuters

Low Skills Aren't Causing the Unemployment Crisis

Worker training is not the issue. A growing wage-productivity gap might be.

Our Real Employment Challenge Reuters

Our Real Employment Challenge

Think the problem is, there just aren't enough jobs? Think again.

How Licensing Laws Kill Jobs Jon Worth/Flickr

How Licensing Laws Kill Jobs

Why does a manicurist in Alaska go through three days of training, while one in Alabama goes through 163?

If You Want More Jobs, You Should Want More Immigrants Reuters

If You Want More Jobs, You Should Want More Immigrants

It might sound counterintuitive, but when we make it harder for immigrants to settle here -- and start businesses -- that means fewer jobs for everyone

Real People, Not Regulations, Are the Key to Accountability Reuters

Real People, Not Regulations, Are the Key to Accountability

To cure the deviant subculture of government, abandon bureaucracy and put humans on the spot.

Reform Is Not Enough: The Federal Government Needs a Complete Makeover Reuters

Reform Is Not Enough: The Federal Government Needs a Complete Makeover

Behavior that would seem grotesque to most Americans doesn't raise an eyebrow inside the Beltway. Only radical change can fix the problem.

The Only Way to Fix Campaign-Finance Regulation Is to Destroy It Reuters

The Only Way to Fix Campaign-Finance Regulation Is to Destroy It

Spending laws have become become complex, senseless, and indecipherable. One counter-intuitive way to fix it: Repeal contribution caps.

Sticking Up for the Small Donor Reuters

Sticking Up for the Small Donor

Can anything be done to reduce the power of mega-donors over elections and, ultimately, over government itself? This proposal would go a long way.

How to Get Congress on Good Behavior Reuters

How to Get Congress on Good Behavior

A U.S. representative suggests: If members of Congress can't pass a budget, we should stop paying their salaries.

Congress Can't Be Trusted to Fix Itself Reuters

Congress Can't Be Trusted to Fix Itself

Returning to politics after 11 years, a former senator finds Congress changed -- for the worse. Here's what he'd do about it.

I Know the Congressional Culture of Corruption AP

I Know the Congressional Culture of Corruption

Congressmen accept donations and solemnly recite their oath of office: My vote is not for sale for a mere contribution. They are wrong.

Only We the People Can Break Congress's Cash Addiction Reuters

Only We the People Can Break Congress's Cash Addiction

Beholden to lobbyists and big-ticket donors, legislators will never flush the secret money out of politics -- unless we force them.

The Supreme Court Still Thinks Corporations Are People Reuters

The Supreme Court Still Thinks Corporations Are People

If the Justices won't change their minds, we're going to have to amend the Constitution.

The U.S. Should Require All Citizens to Vote Reuters

The U.S. Should Require All Citizens to Vote

But if it won't, here's one possible incentive: Your voting receipt could become a Mega Millions lottery ticket.

All Politics Is National Reuters

All Politics Is National

How state and local elections fail us, and what we can do about it.

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