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The Cost of Regulation - Past 10,000 Commandments Reports

The Archives: 
Annual Editions of Ten Thousand Commandments
2014 Edition
2013 Edition
2012 Edition
2011 Edition
2010 Edition
2009 Edition
2008 Edition
2007 Edition
2006 Edition
2005 Edition
2004 Edition (Published by the Cato Institute)
2003 Edition (Published by the Cato Institute)
2002 Edition (Published by the Cato Institute)
2001 Edition
2000 Edition
1999 Edition
1998 Edition
1996 Edition
1993 Edition Published in the Journal of Regulation and Social Costs, National Chamber Foundation)
1993 Edition (Published by Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation)

What they say about Ten Thousand Commandments

"The indispensable Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute."
Wall Street Journal

"As the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Clyde Wayne Crews shows in his invaluable annual survey of the federal regulatory state, we have become the regulation nation almost imperceptibly."

"This is important work because politicians and the media treat regulation as a largely cost-free public good. Mr. Crews knows better."
--Wall Street Journal

"Since Mr. Obama doesn't want to accurately assess the costs of these rules, we'll rely on Mr. Crews."
Wall Street Journal


--Barrons

"...As you can see, Ten Thousand Commandments is well worth perusing by anyone concerned with the regulatory state and the implications of these rules for citizens and constituents."
--Sen. Rand Paul

--George Will
Washington Post

--Washington Post

“Clyde Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute concludes regulatory costs are out of control. He’s right.”
--The Regulatory Hydra
Investor’s Business Daily

"[The] Competitive Enterprise Institute's Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State shows how the American people suffer when Congress delegates it constitutional power to create laws to unelected federal bureaucrats."
--Ron Paul


"Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Alexis de Tocqueville, author of the classic Democracy in America, were born in different times and places. But the French aristocrat and American think tanker have the measure of the federal behemoth in the age of Obama. Writing in 1835, Tocqueville eloquently predicted how it would function, while Crews today supplies in his annual compilation of federal rules and regulations, “10,000 Commandments,” the hard numbers that describe the behemoth's contemporary reach and costs."