The rundown on the regs

Monday, December 14, 2020
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Trump "cuts" red tapeIt's been a "mixed bag" this year in terms of federal regulations, says an expert with the Competitive Enterprise Institute – some good, some not so good.

"On the good side, the federal government has adapted to COVID-19 by getting rid of rules prohibiting telemedicine; they've expedited the FDA's approval process, which has led to three new vaccines so far; and they have eased rules [that were] making remote education more difficult," says Ryan Young, a senior fellow focusing in regulatory reform at Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Young

"We've seen, in total, about 60 rules like that removed from the books," he continues, "and that could do a lot of good, not just immediately but also going forward – and I don't think those regulations are going to come back."

In terms of what Young calls "the downside," Americans have seen an increase for regulations in areas such as technology policies and speech regulation.

"I think in the next year we're going to see more regulations in the area of energy and environment," says Young. "So, there have been some good and some bad."

Regulations might be viewed as necessary by some, but they also come at a cost to an industry, business, or individual, sometimes making things more difficult and expensive.

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