Regulatory Reform

Publications

, The Mandarin
Coronavirus Government Global Briefing: June 18
Philip Wallach & Shoshana Weissmann

From The Mandarin:

Analysts from conservative think-tank R Street Institute have written a largely-glowing, if nonetheless useful guide at the Brookings Institute to the Trump administration’s…

, Brookings
Taking stock of COVID-19 deregulation
Philip Wallach & Shoshana Weissmann

So much has happened in the last three months that it sometimes feels impossible to keep up. A number of recent articles take aim at such anxieties and suggest that the Trump administration has…

, Governing
As Economy Reopens, a Push to Rethink Regulations
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From Governing:

“When you have a regulation in place for several decades, the public justification is health and safety, of course, but most of the reason it exists is protectionism, rent…

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Restaurants Are Facing a COVID-19 Crisis. Price Controls on Food Delivery Services Won’t Help.
Steven Greenhut

The coronavirus crisis has given politicians carte blanche to regulate businesses, without the usual legislative checks and balances and court challenges. If there were any doubt before, we now…

, The Locker Room
COVID-19 response boosts argument that some regulations were #Neverneeded
Shoshana Weissmann

From The Locker Room:

Shoshana Weissmann writes for the Washington Examiner about one positive development in the fight against COVID-19.
Those of us who have been fighting for occupational…

, Washington Examiner
Coronavirus response reveals many regulations were never necessary to begin with
Shoshana Weissmann

Those of us who have been fighting for occupational licensing reform and other forms of deregulation have been astonished at how quickly many of the same stubborn, unnecessary regulations we’ve…

, Barstool Sports
Podcast: Senator Shoshana Weissmann, Coronavirus in Cats, and Bruce Willis’ Lockdown Plan
Shoshana Weissmann

From Barstool Sports:
– Recurring guest, Senator Shoshana Weissmann stops by for a spirited discussion about one of the real political paradoxes of the lockdown: who can, and cannot, collect animal…

To Help Americans Suffering During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Policymakers Need to Reduce Barriers to Employment ASAP
Shoshana Weissmann & C. Jarrett Dieterle

From Foundation for Economic Education:

Louisiana even regulates florists through a Horticulture Commission that is composed of unelected floral business owners with an incentive to limit…

, Townhall
Slow Response To Corona – The Government Is To Blame
Shoshana Weissmann

From Townhall:

Feel free to click on the underlying stories if you want to get even angrier about the deadly impact of big government.

FDA Should Get Out of the Way of At-Home COVID-19…

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Boston Restaurants Want To Sell Groceries. Bureaucrats Say No Way.
Nick Zaiac

From reason:

But that’s not true, according to Nick Zaiac, a resident fellow in transportation and infrastructure at the R Street Institute, a Washington-based think tank.

“Primarily, this is a…