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Killing the SEC and other plans to redraft regulatory agencies

Joe Mont | August 23, 2017

Occasionally daydream about razing Washington’s regulatory agencies and starting from scratch?

The folks over at the Competitive Enterprise Institute apparently have. The public policy organization, “dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty,” has released a series of one-page briefs that argue “for major, overdue reforms to the federal government’s sprawling regulatory bureaucracy” and suggest ways various federal agencies could be restructured.

 “Organizational change is hard. But it is not impossible. It requires adjusting the expectations and behaviors of an entire ecosystem of people—from employees to customers to vendors,” CEI’s introduction to the position papers says. “Perhaps the hardest change of all is in government organizations. With respect to regulatory agencies, we have reached the point at which nearly any effort to streamline is an improvement.”...

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