The Regulatory Process: News and Commentary

News and Commentary

A small sample, listed alphabetically

  • Cato Institute: Regulation
    Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank found (in part) by the Koch Foundation. Cato's publication Regulation says it offers “easy-to-understand guidance and insights on microeconomics and regulatory policy affecting every American’s life.”  Their Regulatory Studies “set forth a market-oriented vision of ‘regulatory rollback’ that relies on the incentive forces of private property rights to create competitive markets and to provide consumer information and protection.”
  • Center for Effective Government
    The Center for Effective Government (formerly OMB Watch) is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting government accountability, citizen participation in public policy decisions, and the use of fiscal and regulatory policy to serve the public interest. Their Regulatory Resource Center educates citizens on becoming involved in the regulatory process and informs the public how the process works.
  • Center for Regulatory Effectiveness
    The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE) is an industry-funded think tank that says it was established “to provide Congress with independent analyses of agency regulations. From this initial organizing concept, CRE has grown into a clearinghouse for methods to improve the federal regulatory process.”
  • Competitive Enterprise Institute: Regulatory Reform
    The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit libertarian public policy organization dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government. It believes that consumers are best helped not by government regulation but by being allowed to make their own choices in a free marketplace. Their Ten Thousand Commandments is an annual publication that seeks accountability for the costs of regulatory activity.
  • Govpulse: the Federal Register at your Fingertips
    Govpulse pulls together Federal Register notices by agency, topic, location affected and dates published. You can also search in a variety of ways.
  • How to Trace Federal Regulations – A Research Guide, by Barbara Bavis, from the Library of Congress
  • The Mercatus Center Research Area: Regulation, George Washington University
    The Center closely monitors regulatory activity on the Federal level, issues regular reports and studies, and files comments on proposed regulations.