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Patrick McLaughlin, Tyler Richards

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Regulatory Review Commission + Regulatory Budget = A Diet for Better, More Effective Regulations

November 12, 2019

All regulations, however well intended, create unintended consequences. Regulatory accumulation (that is, the buildup of rules over time) leads to slower economic growth and fewer small businesses, and it deepens wealth inequality as the burden of regulatory accumulation is disproportionately borne by low-income households. Furthermore, organizational and political incentives inherent to bureaucracies lead regulators to tirelessly create new rules while paying little attention to past regulations that are outdated, overlapping, or simply ineffective—not to mention that they rarely address the general growing mass of regulations. Addressing this excessive regulatory accumulation by identifying and removing costly regulations as well as limiting regulatory growth to only the most beneficial

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