Hello good-looking regulatory attorneys. Welcome to the first installment of the Regulatory Round-up (catchy, I know). If you are reading this post, odds are someone in an office larger than yours is wondering why you aren’t working — but I’m glad you stopped by. The goal of this weekly installment will be to connect you to stories from around the blogosphere that impact those of us practicing in regulated industries. While the primary focus of the Round-up (look, I already gave it a trendy nickname) will be the 7 topics to the left, I’ll be sure to mix in other stories that catch the eye. Here’s hoping you see something new, have a laugh, or at least get some legitimate “professional reading” time.
- State and local agencies, you remember Davis-Bacon right? You met at that government contracting convention in Hawaii? You remember … the tiki torches, the pig roast, the Pacific breeze, and non sequiturs about the FAR … but I digress. Looks like you might want to spend some time getting reacquainted; after all, federally funded construction projects must comply with the prevailing wage requirements.
- Tax the bad or fund the good? Ezra Klein discusses differing approaches to combating climate change.
- Who’s left to review the competitive effects of this merger? (or) Why its better to regulate than be regulated. The Competition Law Blog breaks down the proposed merger of the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission.
- You know that feeling you get when you think your banker is stealing from you? You may be on to something.
- I always liked the expression “a license to print money.” Securency International is in the businesses of printing other peoples money, so why are their businesses and homes being raided?