Advocate, Vol. 42, No. 1 (Fall 2007/Winter 2008), pp. 7-14


In 1996, a Democratic President, Bill Clinton, famously declared: “The era of big government is over.”

The question for U.S. policymakers

and legal scholars ever since has been: what is taking – indeed what should take – the place of the “command-and-control” post-New Deal regulatory state?

Assistant Professor Jason Solomon discusses two new books on the 21st-century regulatory state and what we can learn from them.