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  • 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.
  • Trump Administration Suspends Tariffs, but Not Confusion, for Three Months

    March 30, 2020
    On Friday evening, the Trump administration announced it would stop collecting all tariff revenue for three months, effective immediately. In ordinary times, the news would have been front page news for days. Instead, as with many late-Friday news dumps, it has gone virtually unnoticed.
  • 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.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    March 23, 2020
    Governments are responding to the coronavirus with a getting rid of harmful regulations on restaurants, schools, and stores. Most of these rules were never needed in the first place, and a growing list of such rules is available on Twitter’s #NeverNeeded hashtag. Meanwhile, agencies issued new final regulations ranging from vegetable oil emissions to how to treat astronauts.
  • Getting Rid of #NeverNeeded Regulations Hindering Coronavirus Response

    March 18, 2020
    What can Washington do to minimize harm from the coronavirus? Some of the best policy responses are coming not from imposing new regulations, but from loosening old ones. In fact, many such rules were never needed in the first place. To that end, a Twitter hashtag, #NeverNeeded, is collecting a small but growing list of ideas for rules to get rid of, as well as rules that already have been eased.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    March 16, 2020
    It was a rough week. Coronavirus infections and deaths continued to climb. Wall Street is officially in a bear market, and Congress and President Trump are considering all manner of unwise flash policies.
  • Coronavirus and the Limits of "Flash Policy"

    March 12, 2020
    The coronavirus outbreak is serious, and it deserves a serious response. If you’re healthy, help people out. If you have elderly relatives or neighbors, reach out and see if they need anything. If you need help yourself, don’t be embarrassed to ask for it. If you need to cancel travel, work from home, or even self-quarantine, do so. It might be unpleasant, but it’s likely better than the alternative. And, of course, be diligent about washing your hands. But what about public policy? The real meat of Washington’s coronavirus response should focus on the long term, not the short term. Congress should refrain from passing what my colleague Wayne Crews calls “flash policy,” such as a crisis-inspired stimulus package, or bailouts, or rash monetary fixes.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    March 9, 2020
    Coronavirus continued to spread, the Democratic presidential field significantly narrowed, and the former head of the UAW was charged with embezzlement. Meanwhile, agencies issued new final regulations ranging from electrical shock therapy to spiny dogfish specifications.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    March 2, 2020
    The coronavirus outbreak began to infect financial markets as well as people, with stock markets having their worst week since at least 2008. The number of new regulations in 2020 also reached 500 on Friday. Meanwhile, agencies issued new final regulations ranging from portable bed rails to Canada goose permits.
  • The Minimum Wage Tax Increase

    February 27, 2020
    By far the most common criticism of minimum wages is that they cost jobs.

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