Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Trump's Safe and Sane 'Regulatory Reform' Idea

Cass R. Sunstein at BloombergView,
"Because the White House itself lacks the capacity to scrutinize the stock of existing regulations, the Trump administration was smart to call for task forces within each agency to do that -- and to require them to engage with the public to see which regulations are really causing trouble.

"In addition, Trump’s emphasis on cost-benefit analysis is both welcome and hugely important. Some regulations impose significant costs, and the private sector really doesn’t like them. But they also create significant benefits, by helping consumers save money, preventing illness and saving lives. It would be a mistake, and it could be a tragedy, to repeal them."

(via Althouse)