The Regulators is a fresh look at how the regulatory system works in Washington and how it affects the life of every American. The book, an incisive and sometimes entertaining look at the back corridors of government, draws upon real-life regulatory episodes that illustrate the power and reach of the rule-making establishment in Washington. It's the first examination of the regulatory world, and the entities that interact with it, that is both accessible and indispensable to undergraduate, graduate, business, and law students, as well as regulatory practitioners and political junkies alike.
Cindy Skrzycki is a business columnist for The Washington Post, specializing in the nexus between government, business, and regulation.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 I The Long Arm of the Regulators: The Ubiquitous Regulatory State Chapter 3 II The Regulators: Who Makes the Rules, and How Much Power Do They Have? Chapter 4 III Special Interests: Bending the Will of the Regulators Chapter 5 IV The End of the Century Crucible of Reform: The Critical Testing Ground for Regulation Chapter 6 V The Price Tag of Regulation: The Cost-Benefit Equation Chapter 7 VI The Future of Regulation: From Enron and Homeland Security to Globalization