From the Cover

Consumer Protection


State "certificate of necessity" laws protect firms, not consumers.

Regulatory Reform

Would the REINS Act Rein In Federal Regulation?

Congress makes another effort to regain control of regulation.

Health & Medicine

Optimal Weight

Are government goals for reducing weight sensible?



The USDA’s Anti‐​Science Activism

Politics are hijacking the regulatory process.

Banking & Finance

Everything Old Is New Again

Rule 201's restrictions on short selling will do little to avoid future crises.

Corporate Governance

Will There Be Whistleblowers?

Despite offers of substantial reward, the use of federal whistleblower programs is not high.

For the Record

Final Word