Regulator

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Government agencies tasked with trying to make markets work in the public interest by e.g. protecting the environment, preventing fraud etc. Often (especially in US) these are subjects of "regulatory capture" whereby they are effectively controlled by the exact same commercial groups they are nominally in charge of regulating.

 

Regulatory Agencies on Wikispooks

Wikispooks pageWWWDescription
EPAhttp://www.epa.gov
Food and Drug Administrationhttp://www.fda.gov
Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliamenthttp://isc.independent.gov.ukNominal overseer the UK's main intelligence intelligence agencies such as MI5, MI6, GCHQ, JIC, DIS. Probably completely captured.
Solicitors Regulatory Authorityhttp://www.sra.org.uk
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissionhttp://www.sec.govThe US government's agency to regulate the financial sector, generally thought to be completely captured by the larger financial interests.

 

Examples

Page nameDescription
"Independent Police Complaints Commission"
Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority
Independent Office for Police Conduct
Intelligence and Security Committee of ParliamentNominal overseer the UK's main intelligence intelligence agencies such as MI5, MI6, GCHQ, JIC, DIS. Probably completely captured.
International Maritime Organization
National Nuclear Security Administration
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Ofcom
Office for Judicial Complaints
Ofsted
Press Complaints Commission
Solicitors Regulatory Authority
UK/Atomic Energy Authority


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