About Henry I Miller and Jeff Stier

Henry I. Miller, a physician and molecular biologist, is the Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Jeff Stier is a senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. This column has been adapted from an article in the Summer 2018 issue of Regulation, published by the Cato Institute.

USDA Moves to End Rent-Seeking in Poultry Industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture in December ruffled a few feathers by withdrawing a regulation published on the final full day of the Obama Administration that would have created new requirements for producers of “organic” eggs and poultry. Called the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) rule, it would have, among other things,

By | 2018-07-11T07:26:18+00:00 July 11th, 2018|

Earth Day: More About Hurling Tomatoes Than Planting Them

Earth Day has changed a lot since its inception in 1970, and not for the better. In the spirit of the time, it started as a touchy-feely, consciousness-raising, idealistic experience. Attendees were prototypic tree-huggers. In recent years, Earth Day has evolved into an occasion for environmental Cassandras to prophesy apocalypse, dish anti-technology dirt,

By | 2018-04-24T14:15:50+00:00 April 24th, 2018|