Have a Regulated Holiday Season!

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The Code of Federal Regulations is 185,984 pages long, according to my colleague Wayne Crews’s Ten Thousand Commandmentsreport. It consists of 50 titles spread over 242 print volumes. Its 1.1 million individual regulatory restrictions cost roughly $1.9 trillion per year. Naturally, some of those rules affect the holiday season.

As a way to spread some holiday cheer, here is a sample of holiday-themed regulations I found in the Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute’s Electronic Code of Federal Regulations database:

I was also recently quoted in the Washington Times about how these regulations are raising prices at a time when holiday shoppers are already dealing with high inflation. Have a safe and compliant holiday season, everyone!