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  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    April 20, 2020
    Please do all you can to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Hopefully Congress will also act on some of the #NeverNeeded regulations that are hindering the pandemic response. Meanwhile, regulatory agencies issued new final regulations ranging from telehealth corrections to red crab specifications.
  • California’s #NeverNeeded AB5 Is Harming the Coronavirus Response

    April 16, 2020
    California’s AB5 law was already backfiring before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It has cost thousands of jobs—many of which are home-based. During a time of social distancing, working from home helps keep people safe while allowing them to stay financially afloat.
  • VIDEO: Road Map to Reopening

    April 16, 2020
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a fascinating video conference this week entitled “Big Picture: Road Map to Reopening,” with the Chamber’s Suzanne Clark and Dr. William Hanage, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health. The event offered some useful observations beyond “more research is needed.”
  • How to Spot a #NeverNeeded Regulation

    April 13, 2020
    Not every regulation on the books is directly harming the COVID-19 response. There are a lot of other regulations that need reform, but the #NeverNeeded set deserves urgent action. To help policy makers identify which regulations are the most pressing, the Competitive Enterprise Institute has prepared a guide.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    April 13, 2020
    When Congress convenes next week, it will likely begin work on a Phase 4 stimulus bill. CEI analysts have made the case that addressing #NeverNeeded regulations must be part of any such legislation. Meanwhile, the 2020 Federal Register surpassed 20,000 pages, and agencies issued new final regulations ranging from pecan reporting requirements to exempted bumpers.
  • How SEC Accounting Regulations Hindered National Stockpile—and Still May Be Doing So

    April 9, 2020
    In a new report, CEI experts outline #NeverNeeded regulations that are frustrating responses to the pandemic and its aftermath. Among those is an obscure Securities and Exchange Commission regulatory “guidance” document that may be hindering production and distribution of much-needed medical supplies.
  • Deregulation Is an Effective Pandemic Defense

    April 9, 2020
    In a new op-ed in RealClearMarkets, Iain Murray and Ryan Young outline the major points of CEI’s just-released #NeverNeeded paper, which identifies regulations harmful to the coronavirus response.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    April 6, 2020
    Quarantine and stay-at-home orders will likely last through the end of April in many places. In more heartening news, governments are rolling back numerous #NeverNeeded regulations and weighing proposals to keep regulations from hindering future crisis responses. Meanwhile, agencies issued new final regulations ranging from signing correspondence to wood heater efficiency.
  • The #NeverNeeded Regulatory Reduction Commission

    April 1, 2020
    In a new Washington Examiner op ed, CEI Senior Fellow Ryan Young proposes a Regulatory Reduction Commission to act as a permanent watchdog to prevent #NeverNeeded regulations from hindering the next pandemic response.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    March 30, 2020
    Coronavirus deaths topped 1,000 in the U.S. last week, while new cases continued to double every few days. Meanwhile, agencies issued new final regulations ranging from groundfish fisheries to NASA penalties.


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