On Regulatory Burdens

by Don Boudreaux on March 16, 2009

in Regulation

The Competitive Enterprise Institute's Wayne Crews penned this important op-ed appearing in today's Washington Times.

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Methinks March 16, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Excellent. It will fall on deaf ears. The system works perfectly well for the current players and they will be loathe to change it. Voters are too ignorant (at present) to do anything but call for more regulation. Sure, the cost of regulation ultimately is not borne by the business upon which it is imposed but by labour and customers. However, who has the time and energy to consider such minor details?

vidyohs March 16, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Mr. Crews has a good article there, but way to lengthy and detailed to be a good critique of lengthy and detailed regulations.

It could all be simplified by sacraficing(?) some time, and just on the stroke of a certain day cancel all federal regulations of all the agencies, and demand that they come back to congress with proposals for no more than 50 new replacement regulations with the justifications for those regulations. Start from there.

Better yet, drain the cesspool within the beltway, fill it in, pave over it and then scorch the Earth there so badly that no one ever goes there again.

vidyohs March 16, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Mr. Crews has a good article there, but way to lengthy and detailed to be a good critique of lengthy and detailed regulations.

It could all be simplified by sacraficing(?) some time, and just on the stroke of a certain day cancel all federal regulations of all the agencies, and demand that they come back to congress with proposals for no more than 50 new replacement regulations with the justifications for those regulations. Start from there.

Better yet, drain the cesspool within the beltway, fill it in, pave over it and then scorch the Earth there so badly that no one ever goes there again.

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