Regulation Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Regulation Quotes from Rand Paul, John C. Calhoun, Cass Sunstein, Sasha Spielberg, Jose Manuel Barroso. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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The Republican promise is for policies that create economic growth. Republicans believe lower taxes, less regulation, balanced budgets, a solvent Social Security and Medicare will stimulate economic growth.
Rand Paul
I am in favor of high wages and agree that the higher the wages, the stronger the evidence of prosperity, provided (and that is the important point) they are so naturally, by the effectiveness of industry, and not in consequence of an inflated currency or any artificial regulation.
John C. Calhoun
Donald Trump promises to impose, soon after his inauguration, a new requirement on federal agencies: If they want to issue a new regulation, they have to rescind two regulations that are now on the books. The idea of ‘one in, two out’ has rhetorical appeal, but it’s going to be extremely hard to pull off.
Cass Sunstein
Some people are totally fine with just checking Instagram once a day and then putting their phone down. But with me… self regulation is very difficult and it’s a battle.
Sasha Spielberg
We need open, competitive, market economies… but at the same time with effective regulation and supervision.
Jose Manuel Barroso
The road to recovery is to stimulate small business and innovation by reducing taxation, regulation, and litigation.
Sandy Adams
People should be free, people should be unencumbered by regulation as much as possible, that big government always goes corrupt and the truth shall always set you free.
Glenn Beck
We don’t need any more regulation from government. You don’t need overarching moralism to tell you how to live because human beings actually have a pretty well-developed moral center. The more government intrudes on the basic decisions you make, the further away you get from your natural morality.
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery
Using taxes to punish the rich, in reality, punishes everyone because we are all interconnected. High taxes and excessive regulation and massive debt are not working.
Rand Paul
I often see sports teams playing to force overtime instead of trying to win in regulation, and it makes me shake my head.
James Holzhauer
The idea that we are not going to look after the Great Barrier Reef, which is just a wonderful tourism resource that it can be just for one example – we are not going to look after it, we won’t have tight environment regulation, is frankly just not true.
Campbell Newman
You’ve got to have free markets with limited government, with the proper amount of regulation where you don’t jam entrepreneurship.
John Schnatter
Politicians also have a love affair with the ‘small business exemption.’ Too much paperwork? Too heavy a burden? Not enough time? Just exempt small businesses from the rule. It sounds so pro-growth. Instead it’s an admission that the costs of a regulation just can’t be justified.
John Sununu
North Carolina is home to some of the largest financial institutions in the country, and a vibrant network of community banks. We’re a banking state, and we’re proud of that distinction. But we also understand that responsible financial regulation protects consumers and businesses.
Kay Hagan
We think it would be safer if the Bank of England had responsibility for solvency regulation of UK-based banks, as well as having an overall duty to keep the system solvent. Otherwise, there could be dangerous delays if a banking crisis did hit.
John Redwood
You have safety and soundness as primary purpose of the Federal Reserve, the OCC, and the other agencies which control banking regulation.
Judd Gregg
Whenever excessive regulation is on the horizon, you can guarantee our kids will be wheeled out as a battering ram against adult opposition.
Claire Fox
Whenever regulation increases, personal freedom decreases.
Alan Wilson
At the next General Election, voters face a clear choice: deregulation and less interference in everyday life with the Conservatives, or yet more regulation and interference under Mr Blair.
John Redwood
There is no such thing as free regulation.
John Hutton
What one has created by regulation, one could address by regulation.
Alex Azar
Well, I think lower taxes and less regulation would actually promote growth.
Jeb Bush
I saw how the regulation I called for made things worse, didn’t help consumers and simple competition was better. And I started praising business and occasionally criticizing regulation.
John Stossel
What we have to find is the right level of regulation of our financial system so that it has the incentive to invest in things, but at the same time, it is sufficiently regulated so it can’t get in the kind of trouble that we have seen in the past and we have seen recently.
Colin Powell
Applying cost-benefit analysis to regulation is no different than what most regulatory agencies do.
Austan Goolsbee
In the U.K., the history of regulation, certainly regulation of the media, is one in which, time and again, successive governments lacked the ‘bottle’ to enforce the powers that were available to them.
David Puttnam
Financial regulation is the next item on the political horizon, and it doesn’t have to be the deathly dull wonk-battle that it sounds like. In fact, if the Democrats do their job, it can just as easily become a platform for addressing the greatest issues of them all.
Thomas Frank
Let’s not allow the voice of the people to be overwhelmed by the siren song of those who opposed regulation, who demanded that government should stand aside and let finance and business run the show.
David Blunkett
In California, we have some of the strongest consumer protection laws in the country. While it is easy to conceive of innovation and regulation as mutually exclusive, California is proof that we can do both. We can innovate responsibly.
Kamala Harris
It’s harder, but we’re still finding oil in Oklahoma today. The bar has been raised on startup companies, but it can still be done. Every regulation and every rule limits you, but, yes, it can still be done. That’s the beauty of living in a free country and having the freedom to have an idea and become an entrepreneur.
Harold Hamm
Many of the strategy houses don’t have the depth of world-class risk capability that a KPMG has, particularly in industries where regulation is a key driver, such as financial services or healthcare.
Lynne Doughtie
Generally I’m against regulation.
Dorothy Denning
Less government, less regulation, lower taxes.
Grover Norquist
I have voted against only one of President Obama’s nominees: Michael Froman, a Citigroup alumnus who is currently storming the halls of Congress as U.S. Trade Representative pushing trade deals that threaten to undermine financial regulation, workers’ rights, and environmental protections.
Elizabeth Warren
With less regulation, I think you would see growth come back. Of course, there are situations where you need regulation. Antitrust regulation, for example, is a good idea because you want competition. But beyond that, it gets very difficult.
Eugene Fama
I am a believer in smaller government, limited government, less regulation, less taxes, because I think to have more of those things, we suffocate the entrepreneurial spirit of this nation.
Matt Bevin
It was in the 1960s that I began the detailed study of public regulation.
George Stigler
I’m probably a believer in abandoning too-big-to-fail firms or breaking them up in some way so that the system can try to take care of itself. I imagine you’re not going to get there, and therefore, I suspect regulation is what’s going to be required.
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Vigilant and effective antitrust enforcement today is preferable to the heavy hand of government regulation of the Internet tomorrow.
Orrin Hatch
We’ve got a very poor record on unnecessary red tape; extra cost to business; people being asked to do things they don’t need to; over the top regulation, misinterpreted regulation, poor guidelines.
Chris Grayling
The regulation of medicine has been a State function.
Barney Frank
Why on earth would free people remain prisoners in a cage of absurd laws and regulation, with rigid constraints that humiliate the true needs of the people and their country?
Matteo Salvini
If you are a gun manufacturer, the product you make is not subject to safety regulation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Toy guns are subject to safety regulation; water pistols are, but not real guns.
Michael D. Barnes
I’m not a big believer in the power of more regulation to fix things. I think it can almost be more dangerous because it provides the illusion that things have been fixed without the substance.
Bethany McLean
We will reverse course on the heavy hand of regulation, discarding Dodd-Frank and any other regulations that advance a political agenda at the expense of jobs and investment on Main Street.
Rick Perry
If we can rid the world of financial centres that thrive on lack of transparency, non-cooperation, and weak regulation, an important step towards a fairer and cleaner world economy will have been achieved.
Jose Angel Gurria
It’s worth knowing that there’s very different sets of regulation for the print press and for broadcast media. They’re different things, particularly during campaign periods.
Laura Kuenssberg
You’ll have lower prices under deregulation than you will through regulation.
Kenneth Lay
Utah’s economy stays strong by adhering to conservative fundamental principles: low and consistent tax rates, smaller and more efficient government, sensible regulation, and empowering the private sector to create jobs.
Gary Herbert
When it comes to environmental regulation, the cruelty is the point.
Michael J. Knowles
Small businesses have suffered under the demands of Obamacare and community banks have scaled back lending due to stringent provisions of Dodd-Frank financial regulation.
Anthony Scaramucci
While legislation obviously is political, we now have allowed regulation to become politicized, which we believe will likely lead to some bad outcomes.
Jamie Dimon
What the study I chaired actually said was we needed tougher regulation of cash and capital in banks, as credit was too easy. Events proved that right.
John Redwood
The promise of welfare and welfare regulation mean that there is no incentive to accept jobs that do not meet basic standards.
Jacob Rees-Mogg
I’m not a big fan of regulation: anyone who likes freedom of the press can’t be.
Julian Assange
We need financial regulation that allows businesses and the banks they use to have access to the tools that help keep prices of consumer goods – like groceries and home heating oil – steady, while ensuring that the taxpayers are never again on the hook for the types of wild bets that helped crash the economy in 2008.
Jim Himes
We need a sweeping debate about ethics, boundaries, and regulation for location data technologies.
Kate Crawford
I don’t want to talk about the regulation of financial markets because that is not my sphere of expertise. It’s a very complicated topic, and if I have written a number of books they are always on topics that I think I know something about.
Martha Nussbaum
In our early experiences with bitcoin, we found how few people were building bitcoin exchanges the right way. They really weren’t taking the regulation seriously; they were taking it too much like how you would approach something when you’re 18, full of the excitement of youth and throwing caution to the wind.
Tyler Winklevoss
Why has it seemed that the only way to protect the environment is with heavy-handed government regulation?
Gale Norton
Freedom of religion requires not only freeing religion from undue government regulation and interference. It also requires freeing religion from discrimination and from vile acts of hatred and persecution.
William Barr
In my life, I’m an expert on a few things. Losing close elections is one of them. Electric utility regulation is another. Neither is a barrel of laughs, but both have their moments.
Peter Navarro
Every time we can’t drill a well in America, terrorism is being funded. Every onerous regulation puts American lives at risk.
Harold Hamm
I am not against privatisation of the media channels but I stand for a strong regulation and transparency.
Arvind Kejriwal
Elites want to cut taxes and stop government regulation of business. Evangelicals want to make America a Christian nation. And alt-right voters want to purge the rights of minorities and women.
Heather Cox Richardson
I believe Wall Street needs serious ongoing regulation.
Andrew Cuomo
For small businesses, you need less taxes, less federal spending, and you need less regulation that blocks their growth.
David Malpass
If we want our regulators to do better, we have to embrace a simple idea: regulation isn’t an obstacle to thriving free markets; it’s a vital part of them.
James Surowiecki
If the television market collapses – and it will collapse – then, it seems, there is too much regulation, and that’s not a good thing.
Ofra Strauss
Cheat meals can be a great tool to develop your physique. They can reset hormones responsible for metabolism and insulin regulation, replenish glycogen for increased energy, and keep calorie-burning mechanisms high.
Urvashi Rautela
The banking collapse was caused, more than anything, by bad government policy and the total failure of bad regulation, rather than by greed.
Nigel Farage
We can expect commercial enterprises to attempt whatever lawful ruses they can pull off. It is up to society, represented by government, to stop them, through the kind of regulation that has so far been lacking.
George Monbiot
The Republican Party is doubling down on this trickle-down theory that says, ‘Thou shalt concentrate wealth at the very top of our society. Thou shalt remove regulation from wherever you find it, even on Wall Street. And thou shalt keep wages low for American workers so that we can be more competitive.’
Martin O’Malley
By law and institutional culture, FDA seeks to apply a single tool to its approach to regulation – the requirement for pre-market approval. The agency is accustomed to compelling innovators to submit evidence to FDA and seek permission for marketing.
Scott Gottlieb
I support adjustments designed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of regulation without sacrificing safety and soundness or undermining macroprudential goals.
Jerome Powell
In general, we believe in regulation – just as long as it is fair and balanced.
Joe Gebbia
The United States needs modern, flexible, light-touch network regulation, not a one-size-fits-all utility model from the 1930s.
Ajit Pai
I prefer for government to err toward less regulation, lower taxation, and free markets. And I’m a radical free trader.
Mark McKinnon
The art cars are the public transportation system. And that requires regulation because, lately, we’ve had art cars that don’t want people on board and that want private parties, and that’s in conflict with the communitarian feeling and the interactive aspect of society.
Larry Harvey
The great fear that hung over the business community in the 1970s was death by regulation, and the great goal of the conservative movement, as it rose to triumph in the 1980s, was to remove that threat – to keep OSHA, the EPA, and the FTC from choking off entrepreneurship with their infernal meddling in the marketplace.
Thomas Frank
I think Trump’s done a very good job, especially with the economy, and we see he’s cut regulation, I think the tax cuts really help spur some growth.
In the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the government called for an Internet ‘unfettered by Federal or State regulation.’ The result of that fateful decision was the greatest free-market success story in history.
Ajit Pai
After all, chamber of commerce type conservatives love nothing more than to opine on the great virtues of Texas. The low taxes, the low regulation, delightfully paired with a low investment in education, health care and really anything else that might be of use to their working-class citizens.
Krystal Ball
We should restore a proper balance in environmental regulation and energy production that is based on common sense, not political agendas.
Mac Thornberry
Taxes on capital, taxes on labor, inflation, bureaucratic regulation, minimum wage laws, are all – to different degrees – unnecessary slices of the wedge that stand between an individual’s effort and reward for that effort.
Jack Kemp
Banks are concerned the central bank is imposing too many regulations. If the trend continues, we’ll swing to heavy regulation. We need to have balanced regulation to encourage the economy.
Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair
A major part of the conservative plans to reform Medicaid turn on the assumption that states will be better able to manage the program, and deliver its benefits, free from all the intrusive regulation that Washington imposes.
Scott Gottlieb
A black agenda is jobs, jobs, jobs, quality education, investment in infrastructure and strong democratic regulation of corporations. The black agenda, at its best, looks at America from the vantage point of the least of these and asks what’s best for all.
Cornel West
I am not surprised that other gases may participate in cellular signaling and regulation. Our early work with nitric oxide was just the beginning. I’m sure more will be discovered.
Ferid Murad
The Internet was invented in an age when our entire approach to regulation has been extremely lax, and so you’d think, ‘OK, there might be a law on the books that governs how these corporations can handle our data.’
Franklin Foer
The overtime rule was frankly diluted in 2004 by a regulation put in place by the Bush administration.
Tom Perez
Regulation often helps Big Industry remain entrenched in power. The burdensome costs of complying with any new regulation would be a rounding error for the likes of Facebook and Google, but it might completely destroy a promising start-up poised to challenge their dominance.
Charlie Kirk
Is the Justice Department incapable of regulating itself? Without strong regulation, the privileges we give them to investigate us, to conduct their normal anti-crime things, can spiral out of control.
Steven Hatfill
What we lack is a good, strong business climate with lower taxes, fairer regulation.
Kevin Brady
The government should find regulation to encourage ride-sharing companies. Rather than finding impediments for them, regulate them by all means… create a framework by which ride-sharing companies can survive.
Anand Mahindra
Multinational companies exploit national differences to abuse their workers, to dodge their taxes and to ‘regulation shop’ as a means to avoid meeting their responsibilities.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
There is no evidence that more regulation makes things better. The most highly regulated industry in America is commercial banking, and that didn’t save those institutions from making terrible decisions.
Wilbur Ross
Serious people need to work hard to reduce the debt, reduce taxes, and slash regulation on the small businesses and families that are the lifeblood of new jobs and innovation in our state.
Wendy Long
It is not my belief that we need greater government regulation of hedge funds with respect to the systemic risk they create.
Kenneth C. Griffin
The hardest obstacles for Bitcoin companies are banking and regulation.
Charlie Shrem
Regulation is necessary to protect our natural environment, keep our food and medicine safe, and ensure fair competition and fair treatment of our workers.
Marco Rubio
I think what is effective regulation is one that follows the law and one that will be held up in court.
Andrew R. Wheeler
But our system of regulation must keep up with this. If it fails to keep up, it will hold back economic expansion. We need financial market regulation that works at national and European level.
John Bruton
I don’t believe in government regulation of the software industry.
Jim Barksdale
While repealing net neutrality rules grabs headlines… net neutrality started as a consumer issue but soon became a stepping stone to impose vastly more common carrier regulation on broadband companies.
Michael O’Rielly
It’s important to understand how Coinbase thinks about regulation and compliance in the digital currency space. As an exchange, we view compliance as key to digital currency’s success.
Brian Armstrong
A contingent bailout policy – implicit or explicit – must be coupled with some regulation of what banks can and cannot do. For example, a ban on lending to uncreditworthy customers might well make sense.
Eric Maskin
The corporate community understands the need for rules. Indeed, it argues for regulation to protect intellectual property, physical property rights, and contract law. So why does it oppose global regulation to protect people and the environment?
Sharan Burrow
Rogue economics is a sort of umbrella under which we find the criminal economy, the illegal economy, but also those gray areas, gray areas where there is not a proper regulation, where there is not legislation for the economy.
Loretta Napoleoni
The financial crisis involved significant failures in the functioning, regulation, and supervision of OTC derivatives markets.
Jerome Powell
People feel that the EU is heading in a direction that they never signed up to. They resent the interference in our national life by what they see as unnecessary rules and regulation. And they wonder what the point of it all is. Put simply, many ask ‘why can’t we just have what we voted to join – a common market?’
David Cameron
The British have been particularly shy about the issues of financial regulation, and attentive only to the interests of the City – hence their reluctance to see the introduction of a tax on financial transactions and tax harmonisation in Europe.
Francois Hollande
There’s no rule, no law, no regulation that says you can’t come back. So I have every right to come back.
Lance Armstrong
The ancients understood the regulation of power better than the regulation of liberty.
Edward Dahlberg
Life is full of joys and sorrows, much of it our own making. Sadly, the West has voted time and time again for bigger government, more inflation, higher taxes and excessive regulation – all policies that have kept us from Adam Smith’s vision of an opulent society.
Mark Skousen
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
Adam Smith
I urge the Government to look carefully at scrapping the entire burden of regulation on micro-businesses with, say, three employees or fewer.
Andrea Leadsom
The O.M.B. director puts together the budget. It handles every executive order. It is the clearing house for every single federal regulation. It has input into all the management of all of the federal agencies… It is involved with everything. And I thought, ‘That’s where I want to be.’
Mick Mulvaney
What we should all argue for is the use of freedom rather than having a monetary system with regulation domination that is run by a cartel and the special interests – that is the kind of system we have today.
Ron Paul
Throughout his life, Ronald Reagan believed America is capable of great things and its people could and would lead the way if left unburdened by taxation and regulation.
William L. Jenkins
Republicans are right to express concern about excessive regulation, and they can do a lot to reduce it, above all by scrutinizing rules on the books and by putting all new proposals through a cost-benefit filter. There’s room for plenty of creativity here.
Cass Sunstein
During the New Deal, people thought to be liberal was to reject socialism on one extreme and fascism on the other, and to preserve capitalism through regulation and a social safety net.
Noah Feldman
If you look at issues like immigration, gay marriage, gun regulation – these are all things that probably wouldn’t be a source of much discussion at all in D.C., if they weren’t sources of self-perpetuation.
Mark Leibovich
Congress created tax-exempt 501(c)(4)s to operate exclusively for social welfare purposes like early childhood education, environmental protection, and veteran’s assistance. However, an IRS regulation allows 501(c)(4)s to operate primarily for the promotion of social welfare.
Michelle Lujan Grisham
The regulation picture has gotten a lot clearer in the U.S. and most of Europe. And that’s fantastic. I think that’s why you’re seeing companies like Microsoft and Dell accepting Bitcoins.
Gavin Andresen
America used to be a uniquely productive, low-cost place to do business. We had efficient infrastructure. We had limited regulation. We believed in the market.
Michael Porter
I think it’s a reasonable request to ask: if you’re going to write a piece of regulation that affects Montana, I think you should know the difference between Butte and Bozeman.
Ryan Zinke
In recent years, Republicans have argued that Congress is a more responsible policymaker than the executive branch. But when it comes to regulation, Congress is often much worse, and for just one reason: Executive agencies almost always focus on both costs and benefits, and Congress usually doesn’t.
Cass Sunstein
Those jobs flee other states because of factors like excessive taxation, punitive regulation and frivolous lawsuits.
Rick Perry
Regulation creates a moral hazard.
P. J. O’Rourke
As a conservative myself that, you know, generally I would have a point of view that less regulation is better than more regulation, but less regulation shouldn’t supersede a tax on the fundamentally important institutions that sustain a democratic republic.
Steve Schmidt
A key issue in developmental biology at that time was the problem of how cells underwent differentiation, with most workers concentrating on explanations in terms of changes in enzyme and gene regulation.
Paul Nurse
Efforts to promote financial stability through adjustments in interest rates would increase the volatility of inflation and employment. As a result, I believe a macro-prudential approach to supervision and regulation needs to play the primary role.
Janet Yellen
There is certainly a role for regulation, but regulation should always take into account the impact that it has on markets, a balance that must be constantly weighed.
Jerome Powell
In grownups, mercury can cause memory loss, tremors, vision loss and numbness of the fingers and toes. It can also adversely affect fertility and blood pressure regulation, and a growing body of evidence suggests that exposure to mercury may lead to heart disease.
Frances Beinecke
Voluntary public funding of elections solves the free speech ‘problem’ with more speech instead of more regulation: by giving qualified candidates who show broad-based constituent support enough matching public funds to mount a credible campaign.
Alan K. Simpson
You know where the best McDonald’s is? Dubai. Because they have regulation on the meat, so it’s really, really good.
Gigi Hadid
If it were not for government regulation of big corporations, executives at companies like Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, they could have cheated investors out of millions.
P. J. O’Rourke
I would think that to say ‘regulations cost jobs’ or ‘regulations create jobs’ is too simple, and we need to look at the regulation.
Cass Sunstein
When businesses spend less on overhead and government regulation, they can invest more in hiring; that’s good for all Alabamians.
Kay Ivey
Almost every labourer has his Sunday suit, very often really good clothes, sometimes glossy black, with the regulation ‘chimney pot’. His unfortunate walk betrays him, dress how he will.
Richard Jefferies
The Internet, like most successful American innovations, have not thrived because of heavy-handed government regulation.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
What is responsible for the phenomenal development of the Internet? Well, it certainly wasn’t heavy-handed government regulation.
Ajit Pai
The defense of our values and our identity requires regulation of the Islamic presence and Islamic organizations in Italy.
Matteo Salvini