Wishing for a Regulatory Monster?

Be careful what you wish for because sometimes you might not like the result. And big-government advocates should be particularly careful since government rarely meets the goals it sets. That’s what some leftists are learning about the European Union’s chemical law called REACH, which stands for “registration, evaluation, and authorization of chemicals.” It sounds bureaucratic because it is. In fact, even its supporters are learning that it is a green regulatory monster. And Animal rights activists, which relinquished their opposition to appease left-wing allies, are now learning that the law has become a gratuitous lab-rodent extermination program. And despite all the problems with this law, U.S. lawmakers are looking at this law as a model to emulate!

Read all about this in my recent piece for National Review.

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