overturning regulatory calls

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the premier professional basketball league in the U.S.  Officiating in the NBA is roughly equivalent to working in a federal regulatory agency, with NBA officials get getting somewhat more public appreciation and a lot less heckling. In the 2008-09 NBA season, the number of calls that officials chose to … Continue reading overturning regulatory calls

regulations belong in the bathroom

At a training camp for basketball officials, a senior official emphasized the importance of rule knowledge.  He explained that he keeps a copy of the basketball rulebook in his bathroom.  Every time he spends time on the toilet, he reads the rulebook. All regulatory officials should adopt this practice. Rule books in some fields are … Continue reading regulations belong in the bathroom

regulatory models

A model of strict, intrusive regulation with a highly streamlined regulatory process: