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October 7, 2011
CEI has released a new Issue Analysis by Vice President for Policy Wayne Crews: “The Other National Debt Crisis: How and Why Congress Must Quantify Federal Regulation.” Crews argues that the federal government must start holding itself truly accountable for the costs it is forcing on struggling American businesses if the nation is to pull itself out of its current economic slump. Read the full Issue Analysis here.
>> Shaping the Debate
Fran Smith and Nick DeLong‘s CEI OnPoint
John Berlau‘s op-ed in National Review
Bill Frezza‘s op-ed on RealClearMarkets
Wayne Crews‘ column in Forbes
Ryan Young‘s op-ed in The Daily Caller
Iain Murray and Dave Bier‘s op-ed in The Washington Times
Iain Murray‘s op-ed in The American Spectator
Angela Logomasini‘s book review in The Washington Times
John Berlau‘s letter to the editor in The Wall Street Journal
Hans Bader‘s letter to the editor in The Washington Times
>> Best of the Blogs
Occupy Wall Street Protestors Make Demands
By Ryan Young
The Legal Battle Over Honolulu’s Train to Nowhere
By Marc Scribner
Rushing Headlong Over a Cliff
By Marita Noon
>> CEI Podcast
Vice President for Policy Wayne Crews is author of the new CEI study, “The Other National Debt Crisis: How and Why Congress Must Quantify Regulation.” He discusses a few of his many ideas for deregulating the economy, including a regulatory budget, improved cost analysis, and lowering the threshold of “economically significant” regulations from $100 million to $25 million. This would require OMB to review more than the roughly 5 percent of new rules that it currently analyzes. The other 95 percent should not slip through the cracks.