Regulatory Efficiency

Do Environmental Regulations Really Work?

Scholars argue that environmental laws improve air quality despite increases in U.S. manufacturing output.

The Home-Sharing Industry Attempts to Fight Off Regulators

The outcome of a lawsuit filed by Airbnb may define the regulatory limits of the sharing economy.

Regulations Could be Increasing Consumer Prices

A recent study shows a correlation between regulation and consumer prices.

The Tragic Flaw of the Clean Air Act

Scholars examine the history and consequences of the Clear Air Act’s exemption of existing industrial facilities.

A Forecast of the Next Five Years in Regulation

RegBlog’s fifth anniversary prompts illuminating debate about the best path for future regulators.

Rulemaking’s Puzzles

Study explains increase in regulation despite supposed rulemaking ossification.

The Grand Canyon and the Limits of the Law

Peter Schuck’s book illustrates how the law is an important, though imperfect, tool in preserving natural phenomenon.

The Success of Failure

An appreciation of Peter Schuck’s recent book cataloguing government failures.

Does Government Really “Fail” That Often?

Peter Schuck’s new book should be lauded for its breadth, but questioned for its tone of desperation.

Because It’s Hard

Government fails at times precisely because it is tasked with solving society’s most difficult problems.

If It Doesn’t Work, Maybe Someone Wants It That Way

When American government fails, it is typically because an interested group did not want it to succeed.

The Elusive Quest for Government “Success”

Peter Schuck’s book explains why government fails, raising the question of whether it can ever truly succeed.