Reining in the regulatory state

The Las Vegas Review-Journal discusses Wayne Crews's research on the size of the federal regulatory state.

Congress passed and the president signed into law 125 bills in 2009, noted Wayne Crews, a vice president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, in an op-ed last month in the Washington Times.

Yet, "Your tireless federal regulatory agencies were even busier: They issued 3,503 rules and regulations." Regulations considered in recent years "have included energy-efficiency standards for clothes washers and pool heaters, SUV emission rules and the Consumer Product Safety Commission's designs to regulate escalators (safer than unregulated stair steps, by the way) as a 'consumer product,' " Mr. Crews notes.

Read the full article at the Las Vegas Review-Journal.