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President Obama’s Executive Order: Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review Open Access

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Though regulations are one of the most important tools available to the Executive Branch for achieving policy goals, they rarely reach the attention of the President because their effects (largely off-budget) are often not visible. That’s what makes President Obama’s January 18 Wall Street Journal op ed, and his newly announced policies on regulation, newsworthy and significant. These actions may reveal a new appreciation for the effect regulations can have on economic well-being, and the importance of a balanced regulatory approach to putting America back on a path to prosperity.

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