Get our latest policy updates delivered to your inbox. Learn More

Still Cooking With Gas


Most debates about regulatory burdens focus on businesses. But regulations carry direct and indirect costs to consumers, as well. Regulations that ban products reduce consumers’ options, often saddling them with more expensive products or forcing them to delay purchases.

Reducing consumer choice by banning gas kitchen appliances fails the required cost-benefit analysis for new regulations, especially given that the “benefits” are hypothetical.

Read the full commentary in The City Journal.