Government regulation touches your daily life in ways you don’t even imagine, according to the Center for Regulatory Solutions.
In “Regulation: A Primer,” Susan Dudley and Jerry Brito, of George Washington University and George Mason University, respectively, paint a helpful picture of how regulation “touches our everyday lives in thousands of ways that we may never imagine.” As Dudley and Brito note, “These rules have both benefits and costs, but most people are unaware of their reach and influence.” And these rules are enforced by a vast bureaucracy.
In 2012, Dudley and Brito write that “close to 300,000 full-time federal employees are devoted to issuing and enforcing regulations,” a “more than five-fold increase in the size of the regulatory bureaucracy since 1960.”
Here are just some of the ways that federal regulations affect our everyday lives:
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