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Cost-Benefit Analysis Faded Under Trump. Biden Can Fix That.

The best way for the new president to drain the old one’s regulatory swamp is to follow Obama’s rule-making advice.

Good adviser.

Good adviser.

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President-elect Joe Biden just got an excellent suggestion about how to approach regulation of food safety, clean air, clean water, highway accidents and occupational health.

It comes from a brief but illuminating passage in “The Promised Land,” the new memoir by his former boss, President Barack Obama: