In the ultra-complex and interconnected digital age in which we live, government must issue and enforce regulations to protect public health and safety. However, despite the best of intentions, government regulation can fail, can stifle innovation, can foreclose opportunity, and can harm the most vulnerable among us. It is for precisely these reasons that we must be diligent in reviewing how our policies either succeed or fail us, and think about how we might improve them.
The Federalist Society launched the Regulatory Transparency Project in May 2016 by assembling 12 working groups, each composed of experts in specific fields of regulatory law and policy. Each working group examines the costs and benefits of particular regulations and agency processes while simultaneously working to bring attention to these areas. These expert volunteers participate in podcasts, media interviews, panel discussions, debates, and video interviews–all of which is shared here. Our goal is to foster a national conversation about when and where regulation might be improved. We invite you to join us in this critical examination and to share your story and ideas with us.