Maybe Big Government Just Needs Fine Tuning

Robert Kuttner's column ("Rewrite the regulatory rulebook--don't tear it up," Economic Viewpoint, Jan. 23) illustrates that government regulation can be circumspect and creative. Too often, our bureaucracy fails to develop adaptable, responsive, and market-sensitive rules. Instead, what U.S. businesses end up confronting are one-size-fits-all mandates that are the product of agencies that don't consider the costs of regulation along with the supposed benefits.

Bruce A. Gates


Project Relief

Falls Church, Va.

Editor's note: Project Relief is a coalition of businesses, think tanks, and individuals interested in regulatory reform. Gates also serves as vice-president for public affairs of the National-American Wholesale Grocers' Assn.

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