It took a crisis for policymakers to see that hundreds of rules were not worth the burdens they imposed.
The health crisis revealed red tape that hobbles our lives even in good times.
Matt Ridley on how the coronavirus caught him by surprise, the crucial role of dissent in politics, and the importance of innovation for survival
Elizabeth Warren and Josh Hawley Will Do Everything Necessary To Combat Coronavirus (Unless It Involves Deregulation)
In two separate op-eds yesterday, the senators pitch central planning as the best response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Health care workers will now be allowed to use the Chinese-certified KN95 masks, which are equivalent to the N95 masks that are in short supply.
Before this, the wait period was a year.
Restrictions on takeout cocktails, telemedicine, hand sanitizer, and plastic bags are among the rules being chucked aside in a crisis.
Many regulations serve little to no public purpose.
"You cannot just decide you want to sell groceries," said Barbara Ferrer, the director of L.A. County Public Health.
The agency's emphasis on caution over speed led to needless suffering and loss of life long before the COVID-19 pandemic.
SB 50 would have legalized mid-rise apartments near transit stops and employment centers. State lawmakers felt it went too far and/or not far enough.
Hysterical reactions greet the White House's modest changes to federal clean water rules.
New proposed regulations from the White House's Council on Environmental Quality would limit how long federal environmental reviews could last.
Plus: Libertarianism in the 2020s, Trump's flavored vape ban, and more...
Dump intrusive trade policies to give a real boost to consumers and entrepreneurs.
The trade war should be thought of as a massive tax and regulatory scheme.
Plus: dangerous publishers, a history of slavery, and more...
Licensing reform efforts cross partisan barriers. Unfortunately, so do efforts to cripple opportunity and prosperity.
Senate hearing shows, once again, why marijuana needs to be decriminalized at the federal level.
Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Thomas Massie have introduced a bill that would cut federal airport spending while giving airports more freedom to raise their money.
Previously, hair braiders were required to spend 1,500 hours taking cosmetology classes.
Gov. Tom Wolf just signed a bill to recognize occupational licenses obtained in different parts of the country.
Consolidation in hospital markets is one cause of rising healthcare costs.
Tariffs, threats to use antitrust regulations against big tech firms, and an interest in social media regulation could overshadow one of the adminstration's big victories
Florida is on the brink of abolishing its Certificate of Need laws for health care faciltiies. It's about time.
N.Y. Food Police Shut Down a 7-Year-Old's Lemonade Stand. This Bill Makes Sure They Can't Do It Again.
"Kids like Brendan Mulvaney are trying to give people sweet lemonade and learn some important business skills but the overzealous state bureaucrats just keep giving taxpayers lemons."
It would fast-track FDA review of applications to free the pill from prescriptions and let people use health savings accounts for non-Rx drugs.
The passengers of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed March 10 had not even been buried before some commentators had identified the cause: deregulation.
But she provided very little evidence to back up her claims.
The swashbuckling Southwest Airlines honcho is dead at 87.
Raw counts of new rules added or pages in the Federal Register are a poor measure of deregulatory efforts.
Facebook, Google, Apple, and others are now facing the sort of regulatory and antitrust animus once leveled at Bill Gates' company.
A defense of Brett Kavanaugh's nominated replacement on the D.C. Circuit.
Trump Brags About Deregulation, but a Huge Number of His Deregulatory Actions Were Started Under Obama
Trump has slowed new regulations to a trickle, but has largely failed to cut back the regulatory state.
On the upside, agency promises to review over-the-counter drug rules, approve more new drugs, and liberate French dressing.
Economic freedom is good-whether in itself or because of the longevity, prosperity, and associated liberty it brings.