History

The Coming Decline of Anti-Regulatory Conservatism

The anti-regulatory effort constructed in the 1970s has influenced American society, but its own success may lead to its demise.

The Ideological Origins of Deregulation

Much support for government deregulation originates from left-wing thought.

Deregulation Drains Government Expertise

President Trump’s deregulation efforts have resulted in fewer career experts at regulatory agencies.

Deregulation, Reagan-Style

Presidents Reagan and Trump differ on approaches to social and economic regulation.

Deregulation Then and Now

Leading scholars compare deregulation under the Reagan and Trump Administrations.

Continuing to Trade One Form of Discrimination for Another

The Supreme Court again decries one form of discrimination while upholding another.

Inspection Practices of the Past and Future

When considering future inspection practices, regulators should heed lessons from history.

Regulatory Capture, Ancient and Modern

Regulatory capture’s antecedents in political thought—which date back to ancient Greece—inform the modern concept.