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Entries by Rena Steinzor from 02/2012

Bureaucracy Bashing, Obama-Style

| Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

By casting regulatory agencies and the people who work there as tin-eared buffoons, the President makes it all the harder for the agencies and their advocates to get the political support they need to adopt badly needed safeguards.

The Economist Recycles Old Right-Wing Ideas to Gut Public Protections

| Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

The fundamental challenge for The Economist is squaring its anti-regulatory critique with its admission that “most” of today’s regulations have monetized benefits exceeding costs. The magazine likes that, after all. So where’s the problem?