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The rising tide of federal regulations and mandates, in two charts

From Patrick McLaughlin and Richard Williams of Mercatus, a chart showing the number of restricting words, such as “shall,” “must,” or “required,” that are printed in the Code of Federal Regulations each year. Over time, “these accumulated restrictions can either directly foreclose paths to innovation or entrepreneurship or add up to … read more >