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VIDEO: Where the Regulatory State Came From

Our friends at the Pacific Legal Foundation have a funny and insightful explainer video on the historical development of the regulatory state (also known as the “administrative state”), and how the power of administrative agencies threaten our constitutional rights.

My colleague Wayne Crews has written a lot about the specific costs and burdens of federal regulation, but also about the big-picture problem having so much power vested in government officers with so little accountability. You can find his excellent outline on the undisclosed costs of regulation here.

The Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project is also a great source of information and analysis about the administrative state. See their recent introductory video below.