Can anyone name top agency in count of restrictive regs?

09/01/2014
The leader in a new measure of regulatory activism is-can anyone guess? While suspense builds, a description of the tracking mechanism is in order. Called RegData, it's a new database of regulatory statistics for federal agencies developed by Patrick A. McLaughlin, Omar Al-Ubaydli, and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, Va. Still under beta testing, RegData analyzes the text of federal regulations to, according to its web site, "create novel and objective measures of the accumulation of regulations in the economy overall and different industries in the United States." Text analysis distinguishes the system from other measures of regulation, some of which ...
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