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Repeal for Resilience: Structural Reform and #NeverNeeded Regulations: Online Event


Repeal for Resilience: Structural Reform and #NeverNeeded Regulations: Online Event

Repeal for Resilience: Structural Reform and #NeverNeeded Regulations: Online Event

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Some of the most helpful policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic loosen rather than impose restrictions. Many of the regulations that are being scrapped to fight COVID-19 were #NeverNeeded in the first place. Please join CEI for an online discussion about how deregulation offers a swift, effective response to both the current crisis and long-term economic recovery.

Leading legal and governmental reform experts Philip Howard and Cass Sunstein will join CEI President Kent Lassman to discuss structural regulatory changes that could encourage additional relief in the pandemic.   

Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT

Philip K. Howard, Chair, Common Good
Kent Lassman, President, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University


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Philip K. Howard is the Founder and Chair of Common Good, a nonpartisan national coalition dedicated to restoring common sense to America. As Senior Counsel at Covington & Burling, LLP, Howard specializes in government simplification, streamlining regulations, and legal reform. He is the author of several books, including Try Common Sense: Replacing the Failed Ideologies of Left and Right (2019) and The Death of Common Sense (1995).

Cass R. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard and the former Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Sunstein is the author of hundreds of articles and dozens of books, including Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (with Richard H. Thaler, 2008), How Change Happens (2019), and Too Much Information (2020). He is currently working on projects involving the regulatory state and “regulatory sludge.”