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Wayne Crews: Ten Thousand Commandments, $1.8 Trillion Cost

May 6, 2014

Federal regulations take at least $1.8 trillion out of the U.S. economy, according to the newest edition of the Competitive Enterprise Institute's annual Ten Thousand Commandments report. Report author Wayne Crews says the $1.8 trillion figure is a low estimate because many regulatory costs cannot be tracked. Yet Crews says there are some reasons to feel optimistic about the future of regulation.