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Phillip Howard on the Need for Results-Based Regulation Howard makes the case for results-based regulation Regulation promises to be a central theme in 2012 election Americans instinctively know that it’s hard to invigorate a weak economy when almost any  activity has regulatory risk Government looms over the most ordinary activities And Americans overwhelmingly dislike it As polls show a dissatisfaction with regulation (71% want less regulation of how people make  daily choices in their lives and jobs), they also show a broad demand for more effective  government oversight (61% approved of increased government regulation of banks and financial  institutions) Are Americans crazy? No Regulation is stifling the economy. Government also needs to be more vigilant overseeing  business abuses. What’s needed is a regulatory system that can focus on bad practices, not  control all practices indiscriminately.  Regulation needs to focus on results De-regulation sounds good but it is not a complete thought; free markets can’t work without 
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