I’m a bit late getting to this, but earlier this month the Washington Times editorialized on some of the research that Wayne Crews and I have been doing:
Next up on the scale, useless government departments like Commerce force businesses to spend 51 million hours filling out paperwork. By CEI’s estimate, that undertaking wastes about $1.8 billion in private-sector resources. Larger departments like Transportation impose $61.8 billion in costs through rules that dictate how automobiles, trains and airplanes are designed.
Read the whole thing here.