The Growth of the Administrative State

The Daily Iowan reports on Wayne Crews's report on the size of the federal regulatory burden. 

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has issued its 2011 report, Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State, which examines the growth and effect of regulations on the economy. The administrative state and its many bureaucracies has grown tremendously since the beginning of the 20th century, which has contributed to the federal government becoming the leviathan it is today.

Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., who serves as vice president for policy and director of technology studies, and is the author of Ten Thousand Commandments, describes regulation as an additional hidden tax on the economy. “Federal environmental, safety and health, and economic regulations cost hundreds of billions — perhaps trillions — of dollars every year over and above the costs of the official federal outlays that now dominate the policy debate,” Crews wrote.

Read the full article at the Daily Iowan