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, reason
To Fight COVID-19, Governments Smartly Remove Bureaucratic Health Care Regulations, Unnecessary Licensing Restrictions
Shoshana Weissmann & Chelsea Boyd & Courtney Joslin & Nick Zaiac & R.J. Lehmann

From reason:

In the United States, a patchwork of anti-competitive regulatory policies is exacerbating the problem and limiting access to vital care. Fortunately, some states and federal…

R Sheet on Redevelopment Revival in California
Steven Greenhut & Nick Zaiac
, Washington Examiner
Five ways deregulation is helping coronavirus response
Shoshana Weissmann

From Washington Examiner:

BIG NEWS: @RSI has published a post highlighting a TON of small but important regulatory reforms that can help during the Coronavirus pandemic, highlighting the best…

, Stand for America
What We’re Standing For – March 21st
Shoshana Weissmann & Nick Zaiac & R.J. Lehmann & Chelsea Boyd & Courtney Joslin

From Stand for America:

Read more: Here are more regulatory reforms that can help people during this crisis.

, POGO
COVID-19 Oversight & Policy Resources for Hill Staff
Shoshana Weissmann & Chelsea Boyd & Courtney Joslin & Nick Zaiac & R.J. Lehmann

From POGO:
R Street Institute: Regulatory Reforms to Aid COVID-19 Response
While the federal and state governments figure out the appropriate way to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, there…

Post-Corona Politics: Opportunities and Threats
Shoshana Weissmann & Chelsea Boyd & Courtney Joslin & Nick Zaiac & R.J. Lehmann

From Competitive Enterprise Institute:

See also the R Street Institute’s new article “Small Regulatory Reforms That Can Help People During the Pandemic,” including important changes to…

, Overlawyered
An emergency bonfire of the regulations
Shoshana Weissmann & Courtney Joslin & Chelsea Boyd & Nick Zaiac & R.J. Lehmann

From Overlawyered:

That’s part of a pattern in which governments are slashing many old regulations that they realize get in the way of crisis response and complicate the lives of ordinary…

, The Morning Dispatch
The Morning Dispatch: At War With Coronavirus
Shoshana Weissmann & Chelsea Boyd & Courtney Joslin & Nick Zaiac & R.J. Lehmann

From The Morning Dispatch:

Policymakers are currently trying to discern the best ways to mitigate economic harm to individuals and businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. A team of writers…

Small Regulatory Reforms That Can Help People During the COVID Pandemic
Shoshana Weissmann & Chelsea Boyd & Courtney Joslin & Nick Zaiac & R.J. Lehmann

While the federal and state governments figure out the appropriate way to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, there are plenty of narrow regulatory reforms they can implement to help people deal…

Government turns homelessness into big business
Steven Greenhut

At a leftist event years ago, I heard a speaker disparage economist Adam Smith and his idea that a nation can best prosper by letting individuals make their own decisions. With the Bernie Sanders…

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Fiscal Policy in a Time of Crisis

A principled guide for government officials responding swiftly and directly to the unprecedented global pandemic.

 

1) Congress must act - but this is no time for pork or pet projects.
2) Relief must be immediate, targeted, and temporary.
3) Federal help should bolster the work states are doing, not replace it.