Graph of the Day for November 1, 2009

"This is the fruit of decades of ‘leave the market alone, don't regulate it. It will take care of itself.'  Clearly we've got to get some regulation here."  Barney Frank

"The Bush Administration's eight long years of failed deregulation policies."  Nancy Pelosi.

"A stark failure of the economy and this administration's laissez faire, take the referee off the field, let anyone do whatever they want to do and everything will be fine."  Steny Hoyer.

Source:  Veronique de Rugy, The American (Journal of the American Enterprise Institute).

Hoven's Index for November 1, 2009

Average number of pages in the federal register during President Clinton's terms (1993 through 2000):  71,593.

During George W. Bush's terms (2001-2008):  76,783. 

In 2008:  80,700.

Source:  Law Librarians Society of Washington, DC, using data supplied by the Office of the Federal Register.