Government “Efficiency” Regulation Makes Dishwashers That Make Dishes Less Clean

The U.S. Department of Energy has just announced a proposed rule to make dishwashers more “efficient” by limiting them to a maximum of 3.3 gallons per wash cycle, a reduction of one-third.

Who Regulates the Regulators?

We need to go beyond the review-and-approval paradigm. The review-and-approval model is broken, and we should find better ways to manage risk and create safety.

What They Meant by Essential and Nonessential

The deployment of the terms essential and nonessential, however, has no precedent in our language. This is because of a view stemming from the democratic ethos and real-world commercial experience that everyone and everything is essential to everything else.

Biden’s California Dream

A good thing about America having 50 states is that when states fail, we can learn from their mistakes. People defeated by California’s rules move to Nevada or Texas. But if the federal government adopts California’s rules, where can we move?

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