Category Archives: Media Appearances

On the Radio: #NeverNeeded

Last week I appeared on the Lars Larson Show, FreedomWorks with Paul Molloy, and the Alan Nathan Show to discuss regulations that governments are suspending across the country during the coronavirus. Many of these rules were never needed in the first place. For more examples, see the #NeverNeeded hashtag on Twitter.

I’ll update this post with links to audio if I can find them.

In the News: Flash Policy

I am quoted in a Fox News piece warning against hasty “flash policy” responses from Washington to the coronavirus.

CEI senior fellow Ryan Young similarly told Fox News that the government should consider removing tariffs and speeding up regularly approval for coronavirus treatments. “The Fed should not be responding to a medical emergency with misguided ‘flash policy’ stimulus,” he said.

Whole story here. Don’t be scared, but do take coronavirus seriously. Stay safe, everyone. And Washington is not the place to look to for leadership.

In the News: Pro Act

The Washington Examiner‘s Sean Higgins quotes me in an article on the PRO Act, a labor policy bill the House will likely vote on this Thursday:

That’s close enough to card check, said Ryan Young, senior fellow for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, since it means that unions could in theory be granted recognition even if it is unclear whether they would have won an election. “The PRO Act shifts the burden of proof onto the employer for proving they didn’t interfere in an election,” Young said. “Currently, it’s innocent until proven guilty. The PRO Act would reverse that.”

The PRO Act rules would encourage unions to try to game the system by pushing for recognition if they feel the current NLRB is sympathetic, Young said. The board’s majority is nominated by the president and as a result typically moves along with the current administration.

Read the whole thing here. I previously wrote about the PRO Act here.

I will also be doing a radio interview later today with Rick Trader on his syndicated Conservative Commandos show.

In the News: Trade Policy in 2020

The Washington Examiner‘s Sean Higgins quotes me in a piece looking at possible developments in trade policy in 2020, now that China Phase One and USMCA are finished:

Ryan Young, a trade policy expert with the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute, nevertheless sees the threat of renewed trade wars as low for the foreseeable future. The administration has an interest in not stirring things up too much before the fall elections, he said. “Of course, with this administration, things can change with a single tweet,” he said.

Read the whole thing here.

In the News: China Phase One Trade Deal

I am briefly quoted in a lengthy Washington Times story about the Phase One trade deal with China that was signed this week.

In the News: China Trade

I can’t read the article due to a paywall, but I am quoted in the Las Vegas Review-Journal about the just-signed Phase One of a trade agreement with China.

In the Media: Regulation

Wayne Crews and I are both quoted in an Epoch Times writeup on regulatory burdens in 2019.