The Clinton Regulatory Legacy

17 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2001


The cover story offers a review of Clintonian regulatory changes in eight policy areas: Taxes, Civil Rights, Trade, Transportation, Banking & Finance, Securities, Environment, and Health & Medicine. Some of the reviewers offer applause for the changes; others present sharp criticisms. Altogether, the Clinton Legacy is given a mixed review: the administration did oversee some significant market-based reforms, but it also instituted some costly new regulations that seem grounded in politics and not in providing efficient, effective benefits to Americans.

Suggested Citation

Niskanen, William A., The Clinton Regulatory Legacy. Regulation, Vol. 24, No. 2, Summer 2001, Available at SSRN: or

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