We need to extend and expand an overdue conversation about clarity in the U.S. legal system.
Simplified communication may not fix incomprehensible disclosures.
Misaligned incentives can encourage incomprehensibility.
Cooperative communication between the Internal Revenue Service and taxpayers would improve the comprehensibility of taxation.
Agencies and stakeholders have incentives to speak to each other incomprehensibly.
The law needs not only to correct information asymmetries but comprehension asymmetries too.
Scholars comment on a new book that advocates greater simplicity and clarity in the expression of laws and regulations.
Presidents can create national monuments, but a debate rages over whether they can modify them.
The Trump Administration’s 1-in-2-out policy is more of an ineffective symbol than an action toward deregulation.
Pressure mounts for Congress to come to bipartisan agreement on privacy.
Over-reliance on the VSL measure often leads to excessive consideration and regulation of risk.
As a practical matter, the VSL is successful in balancing the benefits and costs of regulation.