Consumer Reports has sponsored a poll on health care that yielded results characterized as “revealing a significant disconnect.” But there is no disconnect at all if elementary economic analysis is applied.
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On Monday we began a multi-part series on Susan Dudley, the Bush administration’s nominee to head OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Her confirmation hearing is scheduled for November 13. A campaign is being led by Public Citizen and OMB Watch to scuttle her confirmation. Our series analyzes the merits of theiropposition report. Tuesday’s installment provided background on Public Citizen and OMB Watch, the activist organizations who authored the report. Wednesday we posted a discussion of the three dominant themes in the introduction to the Opposition Report.
Today we provide an analysis of the airbag case. In 1998 Dudley submitted a public interest comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s proposedadvanced airbag rule. Although it was just one of 33 such public interest comments, the Opposition Report say this document “epitomizes all the reasons that Susan Dudley is unfit to be given power over regulatory policy” (p. 7).