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Steady Increase in Federal Regulations



RegulationsRiseGraph2017-02-03.jpgSource of graph: online version of the WSJ article quoted and cited below.



(p. A2) In a high-profile attack on growth-killing red tape, President Donald Trump this week ordered that any agency issuing a new rule find two to repeal.

He will likely discover that the only thing harder than getting something done in Washington is getting it undone.

Vast swaths of rules are untouchable because Congress ordered them to be written or the president himself demanded them..



For the full story, see

Ip, Greg. "CAPITAL ACCOUNT; Trump May Find Leviathan Hard to Tame." The Wall Street Journal (Thurs., Feb. 2, 2017): A2.

(Note: the online version of the story has the date Feb. 1, 2017, and has the title "CAPITAL ACCOUNT; Donald Trump May Find Leviathan Hard to Tame.")






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