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COVID-19 Shows Why America Needs Regulatory Reform: A 'Fresh Start' is How to Get It   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "In response to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, policymakers across the country began to suspend or modify regulations that were hindering sensible, speedy action. Some of these rules may have been well intentioned or may have once served a compelling interest. But at the outset of the pandemic many of them were shown to undermine public health or defy common sense. The question thus arose about whether the paused rules had been undermining health and welfare even before the crisis. If this was the case, then why had such regulations still been in effect? Even more pressing for policymakers is the following question: How should policymakers deal with the suspended rules once the crisis is over? The months ahead may well present a rare opportunity for real reform."

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2020-06
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Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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