Editor’s note: Wayne Crews is vice president for policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a non-partisan Washington, D.C., think tank.

WASHINGTON, D.C. Since the oresident and president-elect start spending quality Oval Office time together today, and since the incoming administration’s advisors can’t settle on either pushing a “Big Bang” agenda or something more incremental, we at CEI are more than happy to help.

While they’re busy trying to lower expectations for a 100-day agenda, we prefer to raise them – but in the direction of freedom rather than yet more central planning from Washington.

Given the vast scope of the federal government now, any conceivable agenda from any president barely scratches the surface of the thorough unshackling of American enterprise that needs to be done.

Below is the outline for our previous edition of our agenda for Congress: “This Liberal Congress Went to Market? A Bi-Partisan Agenda for Congress.”

Just about all of it’s still more than relevant, since economic liberalization hasn’t exactly been a concern of Washington lately; yet no task is more important given not just the Bailout to Nowhere, but a Bailout on Wheels besides.

Points to be stressed:

Securing the economy

  • Rein in the $1 Trillion Regulatory State
  • Reform U.S. Agriculture Programs
  • Roll Back Overly Aggressive Sarbanes-Oxley Accounting Rules
  • Make Stock Options Available to More Workers
  • Recognize the Value of Hedge Funds and Private Equity for Entrepreneurs and Shareholders
  • Encourage Innovation in Credit Availability
  • Facilitate Further Telecommunications Reform
  • Improve Access to Affordable Energy
  • Allow American Workers to Work Without Labor Regulation
  • Avoid Extension of Antitrust Regulation into New Competitive Realms
  • Avoid Privacy Regulation that Worsens Personal Security
  • Forge a Bipartisan Alliance Against Corporate Welfare
  • Liberalize Insurance Markets
  • Keep Government’s Hands off the Net and E-Commerce
  • Clarify the Role of Not-So-Intellectual Property in the Economy
  • Define Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Protect and Enhance federalism
  • Protect Free Speech by Rejecting Content Regulation
  • Promote Globalization’s Benefits by Further Liberalizing Trade
  • Counteract Politicization of federal Science Policy
  • Resist New Burdens on the Transportation Sector
  • Facilitate Electricity Competition

Protecting the Environment

  • Restore the Constitutional Right to Property
  • Embrace Private Conservation of Land and Natural Resources
  • Protect Endangered Species
  • Clarify the Role of Invasive Species
  • Develop New Approaches to Preserve Ocean Resources
  • Recognize the Risks of Global Warming Policies
  • Trash Counterproductive Waste Disposal Policies
  • Recognize the Elitist Nature of “Anti-Sprawl” Measures
  • Resist the Urge to Play the Fuel Economy Mandate Game
  • Rethink Water Rights Policies
  • Reform Wetlands Policies

Improving Health and Safety

  • Reject the Precautionary Principle, a Threat to Scientific Progress
  • Recognize the Deadly Effects of Over-regulating Medicines and Medical Devices
  • Purify federal Water Policies
  • Enhance Auto Safety
  • Improve Food Safety and Labeling
  • Securing the Future of Food Biotechnology
  • Resist Over-Caution on Nanotechnology and Other Frontier Sciences
  • Enhance the Homeland Security Role of Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity