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Risk and Consumer Freedom

The growth of the nanny state has been unprecedented in recent years as myriad, seemingly minor regulations—ranging from beverage taxes and bake-sale bans to plastic bag taxes and bans—have together come to have large impact on our freedoms. The result isn’t a safer, more secure world as government advocates suggest; it’s a poorer, less fair one with diminished freedom. CEI’s nanny state project pushes back on these trends by highlighting the impacts of these regulations and advancing policies to reverse them.