Government Rules Behind a Paywall with Patrick McLaughlin

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This week we talk about banning incandescent light bulbs, mission creep at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, new nuclear capacity in Georgia, and a celebration of progress on school choice. Our interview this week is with Patrick McLaughlin, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. We discuss government regulation, the practice of “incorporation by reference,” government transparency, cost-benefit analysis, and the prospects for simplifying and reforming the regulatory state. Free the Economy is hosted by Richard Morrison. Our producers are Scooter Schaefer, Phoebe Gersten, and Ryan Kracinski. Keep up with the show by following us on Twitter at @freethe_economy and read our episodes summaries with links to the stories we cover at