The Red Tape Challenge

The U.S. isn’t the only place in need of some regulatory housecleaning. Nor is it the only place that has some good ideas for doing so. Over at The Daily Caller, Christian Rice and I take a look at a successful model in the UK: the Red Tape Challenge:

Every few weeks, the British government publishes regulations on a government website focusing on a specific area of the economy. The public then submits comments as to which regulations in that sector are unnecessary or overly burdensome. People can also recommend ways to improve the rules or even eliminate them entirely.

The departments that administer these regulations then collect these Red Tape Challenge comments and use them to develop specific regulatory policy proposals.

There are a few more steps after that. The point is that adding public participation to a sector where there is currently almost none has worked out quite well. Read the whole thing here.