Pandemics, #NeverNeeded Regulations, and Ten Thousand Commandments

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Over at Inside Sources, Wayne Crews and I have a piece summarizing the main findings of Wayne’s new 2020 edition of Ten Thousand Commandments, plus some reforms that will help with the virus response and economic recovery:

The only thing in a typical family’s budget that costs more than regulation is housing—which itself is made more expensive by zoning ordinances, tariffs on steel and lumber, and arcane mortgage regulations….

Just as every gallon of milk has an expiration date, every new regulation should have an automatic sunset. That way, if a rule proves unworkable or goes obsolete, it will automatically go away. …

Congress should create an independent commission to go through large parts of the 185,000 pages of federal rules each year and send lawmakers a package of harmful or old rules to repeal with a single up-or-down vote.

Read the whole piece here. The 2020 edition of Ten Thousand Commandments is here. More resources are at CEI’s #NeverNeeded website.