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Is there an EU law that prevents repair of electrical devices?

I know there's a lot of discussion at the moment of the EU introducing new "right to repair" regulations to try to reduce waste. I was recently told that this is effectively a reversal of existing ...
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Why does Virginia allow driving without vehicle liability insurance by paying an “Uninsured Motor Vehicle fee”?

In the US state of Virginia, like in most countries/states in the world, liability insurance is mandatory for (drivers of) motor vehicles. However, unlike other countries, it is allowed to drive ...
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Is food additive usage unified across the EU (except for traditional foods)?

Some time ago I saw on the news a person arguing about the differences between food additives (Es) within EU, focusing on the fact that some countries allow more additive than others. This EU ...
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Does the US government tell companies like Youtube, Facebook, Apple, and Spotify what to do?

Recently some of Alex Jones's accounts were banned from Apple, Youtube, Spotify, and Facebook. These are private companies but it has been suggested that (in this instance, and also in general) these ...
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Why did the EU Council also suggest homeopathic products to treat animals beside conventional drugs?

This EU Council Regulation from 1999 argues about organic livestock production regulation: (..) when animals become sick or injured, they should be treated immediately by giving preference to ...
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How are GDPR fines actually enforced for US companies with no physical presence in the EU?

GDPR is a hot topic since it will start being enforced from 25 May 2018. One of the most important characteristics of this regulation is that it also applies to companies outside the EU: A major ...
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Why is EU so prolific with its regulations? [closed]

There seems to be a broad eurosceptic mood across Europe. Much of the anger at the EU is expressed in frustration at various EU regulations. There seems to be a risk of disintegration of the EU. If ...
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Roughly how many antitrust suits are brought each year in the US?

Of course it should vary drastically by year and especially by executive regime. I've done some googling and I can't really find even a ballpark for any period. I read that suits brought by the FTC ...
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Are concealed carry permit and drivers licenses analogous? [closed]

In the ongoing debate around the National Reciprocity bills moving in Congress, many of the proponents for gun rights attempt to draw an analogy between concealed carry permit and drivers licenses. Is ...
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Could politicians be “blackmailed” because of possible ineligibilities?

Politicians often have certain eligibility criteria, and the dual citizenship saga in Australia has shown that sometimes they fail to meet those criteria. I’m wondering whether a nefarious ...
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Has there ever been a documented instance of the problem that net neutrality purports to solve?

The typical argument, seen here, goes like this: Without net neutrality, cable companies could censor websites, favoring their own business partners. Typically, proponents of legislation point to ...
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Are there any countries that consider regulating advanced artificial intelligence?

This article by Carlos E. Perez is a great introduction to artificial intelligence and levels of automation. When something potentially dangerous was being manufactured or used, there a tendency to ...
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Why are Weapon Restriction Laws considered Liberal?

Why are Weapon Restriction Laws, such as Gun Control Laws, considered liberal, while a lack of restrictions is considered conservative? In most cases, it appears that laws and policies which grant ...
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Republicans and the Dodd-Frank Act

Why do Republican lawmakers oppose the Dodd-Frank Act?
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How can the European Union enforce the General Data Protection Regulation?

The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation of the EU has some strong provisions including penalties for mis-managing data. I don't understand though how it can be enforced outside of Europe, ...
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Is there a theory, that states that there is more lobbying in higher regulated industries?

I have been reading a lot about empirical facts about lobbying and I though I read some hypothesis like "the more regulated an industry, the more lobbying occurs". Is someone able to help me with ...
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What fossil fuel regulations does President-elect Trump pledge to scrap?

If there are ones and it's not just rhetoric.
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I'm Jesse Talavera-Greenberg, and I approve of this message

I'm Jesse Talavera-Greenberg, and I approve of this message. If I were running for US president, would I have to say that in my televised campaign ads? If so, why?
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How can ISIS & other groups control large populations with limited resources?

According to the Wikipedia page regarding ISIS, the group probably has less than 50.000 fighters (CIA estimates 19.000+-25.000, ISIS claims 100.000, which obviously is an exaggeration, so about 50.000 ...
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Why don't many of the Republicans in the House and Senate believe in climate change?

In their foundations, they support the laissez faire (economics) but they don't accept the green economy. Are there any logical reasons of why most Republicans (not all) refuse to acknowledge climate ...
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Countries with loose regulations [closed]

I'm writing a story about a villain (as some would call him) or antihero (as he would prefer to be called), somewhat similar to Adrian Veidt, who needs to buy a few hundred acres of land to set up ...
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Can Title II reclassification of broadband be used to require ISPs to let competitors use their infrastructure?

The FCC just voted to reclassify broadband under Title II of the communications act. Could this be used by a new ISP (like Google) to make use of existing ISPs cable infrastructure (e.g. Comcast's ...
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Why is there so much fuss about an internet “fast lane” for a privileged few? [closed]

Preferred access for those who can afford it is most of the time the rule and not the exception. Some examples are, if you pay more then you can get: First class flights Better medical treatment ...
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Would the Clayton Antitrust Act prevent the proposed “Fast Lane” of the internet problem with net neutrality?

Many people are going on about how the merger of Comcast and Time Warner will enable them to create a lane for the internet where wealthier individuals or companies can pay more for a 'faster lane.' ...
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Did any of Ron Klain's positions in 1998-2008 period limit contributions?

While answering "How much money did Obama's Ebola czar Ron Klain donate to the Democratic Party? " I started wondering why? He - clearly a very powerful and successful and rich lawyer - donated so ...
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Where Does Money from the EU's Microsoft Fine Go?

There are cases when a government will bring charges against an organization which includes a fine. One case I think of is the EU fining Microsoft millions because they bundled their media player ...
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What is the necessity of the FDIC in the US banking system?

A bank's basic function is to "borrow short and lend long". In other words, it borrows money from depositors over the short term, promising to repay it on demand, while it lends most of that money out ...
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Was the Icelandic economic crisis of 2008 a product of lax government oversight or big government?

US libertarians, and some of those who share their rhetoric on the right, are strong proponents of laissez-faire economics and limited government. However, in the case of Iceland and its banking ...
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What is the ethical or legal term best used to describe the process of legislation that proceeds without supporting evidence?

In general or specifically relating to public health 'crises': What is the ethical, or legal/political concept, term or anecdote (even slang - I am sure there is not precedent, law etc.) that #may# ...
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Are there special cities or states with a special law that allows experimenting?

Law and regulation is a major problem when you try to make technological progress. In the last google IO keynote, Larry Page responded a question about how to stay positive, and how we can make ...
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Do any countries have Country of Origin Food Labeling laws?

There is quite a bit of push back to the request in the US to have country of origin food labels. Has any other country implemented Country of Origin Food labeling? If so have their been any issues ...