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The EPA’s “Rulemaking Matters!” video contest ended yesterday. As you may remember, the point of the contest was to “to explain federal rulemaking and motivate others to participate in the rulemaking process.” The prize: $2,500 to the winner of a video that best makes the case that the government should regulate and interfere in every aspect of your life.

As the EPA helpfully put it:

Almost every aspect of our lives is touched by federal regulations… Even before you leave the house in the morning, government regulations help set the price of the coffee you drink, the voltage of electricity in your alarm clock, and the types of programming allowed on the morning news.

See, that sounds horrifying to me, yet the EPA seems to think that it’s fine to put this out there.

In any case, this morning I was very happy to see that three Reason TV guys (Dan Hayes, Meredith Bragg and Ted Balaker) each submitted a video for the contest. They are great; alas, I doubt they will win.

Check for yourself.


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