"In today's mixed economy businesses must find creative ways to manage the conflicts between the two worlds in which they operate: the private world of competition and customers and the political world of regulation and critics. Increasingly issues are decided in the harsh glare of media coverage. Absent any popular understanding of how attacks on business affect their values, few citizens oppose such attacks.
The result has been a steady shrinkage of the private sphere vis-à-vis the political. In 1950 the Federal Register contained 'only' 3,800 pages of federal regulations. Today it exceeds 68,000. And as the latest edition of CEI's annual survey of the federal regulatory state, 10,0000 Commandments, notes, the cost of regulation in 2010 exceeded $1.7 trillion. America's regulatory burdens are hindering our success in the global marketplace as foreign competitors are increasingly reducing their regulatory costs."
Department of Education
Department of Education officials recently overstepped the bounds of their authority by trying to dictate individual school policies.
In the new CEI Podcast, Warren Brookes Fellow Kathryn Ciano goes over the details of the budget deal that prevented a government shutdown.