Sean Hackbarth

How a Little-Known Robotics Startup Helped Disney Bring Star Wars’ BB-8 to Life

Welcome to #BizUnited, a new campaign highlighting the ways in which small businesses and large companies work together across America. Check back periodically for new installments, and share your company’s story on social media with the hashtag #BizUnited. Adam Wilson and Ian Bernstein were running a small but successful robotics company called Sphero when they…

One Chart Shows that President Obama is (Unfortunately) Winning the War on Coal

President Barack Obama is winning his regulatory war on coal, even though public opinion supports it as a beneficial part of America’s energy mix. It’s not often that a presidential campaign moment is applicable eight years later. In 2008, then-candidate President Barack Obama told The San Francisco Chronicle, if elected president, “if somebody wants to…

EPA Doesn’t Check to See if Its Expensive Regulations are Working

Federal regulators write a lot of regulations—over 500 just in October 2015—but they don’t check to see if those regulations are working, researchers find. Sofie Miller of The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center looked at 22 federal regulations costing $100 million or more annually. “Of the 22 rules we examined, not a single one included a…