At Economic Growth DC, we believe vigorous regulatory reform is the key to reigniting the growth of the District’s economy. Making the District a better, easier, and less expensive place to do business is the single best mechanism for building the confidence of the people who make hiring and investment decisions in the District. It’s also the height of good government. In this seminal article in the Daily Beast, Philip K. Howard lays out beautifully the consequences of what good intentioned hyper-regulation has wrought at all levels of government.
Please note, we are not advocating for massive, across-the-board deregulation, but there is an urgent need to reform the way we regulate almost everything. Anyone who’s interested in good government should read this closely. Let’s start where almost everyone agrees there is a driving need — reform of the criminal justice system.