The laptop class keeps finding new ways to impose costs on those trying to make things, and then is mystified when people refuse to build in America.
The Biden administration is engaged in an unprecedented effort to boost American manufacturing. With scores of subsidies and tax credits, it hopes to revive a sector that has shed millions of jobs since a peak over 40 years ago.
It is odd, then, that another part of the government is doing its best to hamstring industry. Biden’s environmental regulators are layering more and more requirements on factories and utilities.
The latest example came to light on December 15, a Friday, when the government tends to release bad news. The Department of Energy (DOE) proposed a new regulation on certain small electric motors.
Judge Glock is the director of research and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor at City Journal.
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