A Regulatory Primer for Board Members with Non Regulatory Backgrounds

Are you a new board member serving on a regulated company board, but from a non-regulatory background? This podcast episode featuring Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison is directed especially to newer board members and executives in utility companies regulated at the state and even federal levels.

Biden’s Antitrust Team is Tossing Aside Rule of Law

Every business owner knows that a sure way to go out of business is to break promises to customers. Hand a burger and fries to someone who ordered a filet mignon, and you won’t see that customer again. So why do Biden’s antitrust regulators think that it is okay to dismiss America’s laws and become [...]

Meta’s Expanded User Controls Are a (Cautious) Positive Step

Rumor is that Meta will allow users greater control over their Facebook Feed, which is the first thing a user sees when he or she logs into Facebook. More specifically, users will be able to “increase or diminish the presence of spam, sensitive, or ‘fact-checked’ content.” This is a step in the right direction, but [...]

States Should Avoid Heavy-Handed Approaches to Big Tech

Red states like Florida are fast becoming magnets for people with entrepreneurial drive and a desire to be free of heavy government regulations. In 2021, Florida added 2,715 new information technology (tech) businesses—more than any other state. Texas added 10,851 tech jobs in 2021, more than double California’s gain. Florida led the nation in net [...]

Why Christine Wilson’s Resignation from the FTC Matters

With Christine Wilson’s departure, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has lost a champion for high-quality work and open debate. Many will miss her, but the staff and consumers will suffer the most. What’s even sadder is that it seems that losing her as a commissioner was necessary to lay bare the FTC’s rapid decay. The [...]