Professor Philip Booth, Dean of Faculty (Education, Humanities and Social Sciences) at St Mary’s University, Twickenham and Senior Academic Fellow at the IEA, has contributed to a City AM debate.
He writes: “Despite decades of talk of ‘bonfires of regulation,’ politicians are addicted to it. Whenever there is a problem or imperfection in society, it is thought that the solution is more regulation. Yet, in every walk of life, people are buried under rule books frightened to use their initiative.
“If the idea were so good, you would not have to make it compulsory. The post-Covid world does not need more regulation.”
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