This week, President Trump directed his cabinet agencies to ramp up deregulation efforts and to increase public involvement in the regulatory process. Indeed, every facet of daily life, including how Americans heat their homes and light their rooms, what food they buy and how they cook it, the toys that occupy their children and the volume of their television commercials, are controlled by government’s ballooning compendium of dos and don’ts.
Washington does not track the total burdens imposed by its expansive rulemaking. However, Heritage scholars do, and dozens of papers on a variety of regulatory topics are available at heritage.org. Below is a list of 10 “must reads” on regulatory policy.