So the American Enterprise Institute, a right leaning think tank, invited Gramm in Friday to make his case and take some questions. The crowd was heavy on the conservative Washington notables Cato Institute chairman emeritus William Niskanen, McCain campaign talking head Nancy Pfotenhauer and Iraq War architect Paul Wolfowitz were three that I recognized. But rabble off the street were welcome as well.
The main question seems to be about bathrooms or locker rooms. Here the administration’s guidance is very clear: A school must allow transgender students to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity. A school cannot require transgender students to use individual restrooms or locker rooms when other students are not required to do so.
The same is true of safety regulation. As economic historian Price Fishback put it, “most [safety] regulation appear to have codified existing practices in the relevant industry.” Labor Unions had long agitated for safety laws and child labor laws and other regulations. They were only successful in getting the laws adopted once the process of competition was already causing businesses to adopt these standards anyway..
The parade of sexual harassment allegations made the normal superficial red carpet a place of sometimes more serious discussion than attire. Scrutiny fell Sunday on E! host Ryan Seacrest after his former stylist, Suzie Hardy, alleged sexual harassment against the red carpet regular. Seacrest has denied it and E! has supported him.
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