“Nutty” Regulations

Sep 29, 2011 • Businesses, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking Economically • 209 Views    No Comments

Asked if we wanted accurate labeling on food packages, most of us would say yes. Calorie counts in restaurants would come in handy. Should boilers be more environmentally friendly?

Describing a walnut package labeling regulation that adversely affected one business firm, Senator Susan Collins suggested “a regulation time-out.”

  “The economy needs a regulation time-out”

http://www.law.upenn.edu/blogs/regblog/2011/09/measuring-regulatory-activity-what-can-we-learn-from-the-unified-regulatory-agenda.html

susan collins

walnuts

boilers

pending legislation she has proposed.

“U.S. Government Works at Cross-Purposes, Hindering Housing Recovery” bloomberg

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