Regulation

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This paper highlights the unacknowledged burden regulation of health and safety has placed on low-income households.

http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/RegressiveEffects_Thomas_v1-0.pdf

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Ten Thousand Commandments 2012

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

http://cei.org/sites/default/files/Wayne%20Crews%20-%2010,000%20Commandments%202012_0.pdf

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There’s a regulatory cliff too

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/12/theres_a_regulatory_cliff_too.html

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… these laws can pose substantial barriers for those seeking work, particularly those most likely to aspire to these occupations—minorities, those of lesser means and those with less education.

https://www.ij.org/images/pdf_folder/economic_liberty/occupational_licensing/licensetowork.pdf

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Regulations Govern Our Lives – Then Send Us The Bill

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/regulations_govern_our_lives_then_send_us_the_bill.html

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Red Tape Rises Again: Cost of Regulation Reaches $1.75 Trillion

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/09/22/red-tape-rises-again-cost-of-regulation-reaches-1-75-trillion/

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By the time you brush your teeth, eat breakfast, and drive to work, you will be subject to dozens of federal regulations.

http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/publication/Blueprint_For_regulatory_Reform.pdf

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“… since 1998, the costs of major federal regulations have far exceeded manufacturing sector growth…”

http://americanactionforum.org/topic/impact-federal-regulations-us-manufacturing

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Pharmaceuticals:

Amid shortages, rules force hospitals to trash scarce drugs

http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/14/10407853-amid-shortages-rules-force-hospitals-to-trash-scarce-drugs

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It’s not lack of money or ambition that blocks promising new drugs.  It’s the regulatory bottleneck.

http://www.hoover.org/publications/hoover-digest/article/131246

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Want to open a business in America?  It isn’t easy.

http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/i-tried-to-open-a-lemonade-stand/print/

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Government’s New Swimming Pool [Regulations] Are ‘Harsh and Unyielding,’ Hotel Industry Says

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/government-s-new-swimming-pool-rules-are-harsh-and-unyielding-hotel-industry-says

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“... regulatory process reforms should require agencies to thoroughly analyze alternatives and publish that analysis for public comment before they propose a regulation.

http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/publication/RegulatoryAlternativesElligBroughel2-21-12.pdf

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… in 2008, President Obama did promise to bankrupt the coal industry…  so, that’s at least one promise he’s kept…

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/erikajohnsen/2012/03/01/its_happening_5_coalfired_power_plants_shutting_down/print

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There is a crisis in biopharmaceutical R&D in all segments of the industry – large, mid-market, and new ventures. Much of the responsibility for this can be laid at the door of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is slow to approve new drugs.

http://pacificresearch.org/docLib/20120302_HPP2.2012_F.pdf

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New study finds Obama’s regs cost $46 billion a year

http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets/2012/03/regulation-nation-new-study-finds-obama%E2%80%99s-regs-cost-46-billion

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New paternalism expands the scope of government intervention beyond regulating market failure to regulating individual failure.”

http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/publication/Fat_Chance_MarlowAbdukadirov_WP1210.pdf

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Federal regulations and tax policy can harm small businesses or discourage them from expanding in a bid to avoid the higher regulations and taxes that the government levies on larger firms, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/cbo-regulations-taxes-can-hurt-small-businesses

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[Obama's] Labor Secretary Hilda Solis faced congressional opposition Wednesday over the Obama administration’s proposed regulations that would curtail what chores children are allowed to do on their own family’s farm.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/cultivating-tobacco-harmful-farm-kids-labor-secretary-under-fire-overly-broad

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Red Tape Rising:

Obama-Era Regulation at the Three-Year Mark

https://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/bg2663.pdf

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… the small, relatively poor country of Georgia… is a reminder to the [Obama administration] that reversing regulatory excess and state intervention pays dividends.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/19/batumi-miracle/

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California’s model of government-led prosperity, aided by the nation’s best weather, appears to be in serious jeopardy.  Texas’s model of freeing jobs creators to do what they do best through low taxes, less regulation, and a better lawsuit climate is looking stronger by the month.

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/295422

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In 2010, economists with the Small Business Administration estimated that the total cost of America’s regulatory burden reached $1.75 trillion -— more than twice what Americans pay in individual income taxes.

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2012/pdf/CPI-L05.pdf

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[Americans With] Disabilities Act Prompts Flood of [Descriminatory, Wasteful Law] Suits

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/17/nyregion/lawyers-find-obstacles-to-the-disabled-then-find-plaintiffs.html?_r=2&hp=&pagewanted=print

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2013 Global Index of Economic Freedom

http://www.heritage.org/index/about

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http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking

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Reform:

… a one standard-deviation increase in a state’s economic freedom is associated with over 100 new businesses started per 100,000 residents every month.

http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/publication/Freedom-and-Entrepreneurship-Working-Paper.pdf

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What Happens When Local Phone Service Is Deregulated?

Early returns suggest liberalization benefits consumers just as long distance deregulation did.

http://www.cato.org/pubs/regulation/regv35n3/v35n3-6.pdf

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Banks:

We do not need more regulation, and we do not need to prohibit banks from proprietary trading.  What we need to prohibit are taxpayer guarantees and taxpayer-financed bailouts.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/does_jpmorgans_multi-billion-dollar_trading_loss_justify_more_regulation.html

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The Dodd-Frank Act versus the Rule of Law

http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba775

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Over time, the[ Dodd-Frank] advantages will enhance the growth of large financial firms at the expense of smaller ones, encouraging unnecessary industry consolidation, stifling creative destruction by innovative small firms, and fostering crony capitalism.

http://www.aei.org/files/2012/10/23/-too-big-to-ignore-the-future-of-bailouts-and-doddfrank-after-the-2012-election_141502330740.pdf

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10 Ways Dodd-Frank Will Hurt the Economy in 2013

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-intelligence/2013/01/07/10-ways-dodd-frank-will-hurt-the-economy-in-2013_print.html

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Regulation also inevitably creates unforeseen costs that neither the regulators nor participants in the market could have anticipated, and those unanticipated consequences of regulation often create the very types of problems the regulators intended to reduce or eliminate.

http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/Regulations-Pulp-Paper-Industry.pdf

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… while most Americans shrug their shoulders and live their lives, they are completely unaware of how this regulation will affect the cost of food and its availability in the future.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/animal_rights_legislation_would_make_eggs_a_luxury_food.html

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While recent regulatory expansions may have been motivated by perceived market imperfections, some regulations are of doubtful social value, and some seem to have caused serious harm.  At the same time, much of the air transportation infrastructure, including airports and the navigation system, remain largely government owned, despite mounting evidence from other countries that there are more efficient options.

http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/Ongoing-Government-Failures-In-Air-Transportation.pdf

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Excessive and poorly conceived licensing regulation comes with high costs.

http://www.american.com/archive/2012/may/deregulating-occupations-is-michigan-leading-the-way

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… residual [airline] regulations, and the addition of new ones, have dampened the liberalizing effects of the 1970s legislation and reduced the benefits that U.S. airline users could enjoy.

http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/Airline-Deregulation-Myth-Or-Reality-Button.pdf

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Over-Regulation Is Pricey

Federal red tape has cost the U.S. nearly a million jobs.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/301802/over-regulation-pricey-deroy-murdock#

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Field of schemes: The taxpayer and economic welfare costs of shallow-loss farming programs

http://www.aei.org/paper/economics/fiscal-policy/field-of-schemes-the-taxpayer-and-economic-welfare-costs-of-shallow-loss-farming-programs/

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The Costliest Regulation You’ve Never Heard Of

http://american.com/archive/2012/june/the-costliest-regulation-youve-never-heard-of

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The EPA’s Lead-Paint Lead Balloon

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2011/11/13/The-EPAs-Lead-Paint-Lead-Balloon.aspx?p=1

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Yes, Land-Use Regulation Does Increase Income Inequality

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/yes-land-use-regulation-does-increase-income-inequality/

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… regulations proposed during the second half of a presidential election year have lower-quality regulatory analysis, and agencies are less likely to use the analysis to make decisions about the regulation.  These regulations are more likely to be ineffective or excessively costly.

http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/MidnightsRegulations_Ellig_MOP113.pdf

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No evidence exists that expanding the total number of [OSHA] inspections or the average amount of fines for noncompliance would improve its effectiveness significantly.  OSHA can best complement the other pillars of the US safety policy system by providing information to workers about possible hazards, particularly health-related hazards, and by gearing inspections toward worksites where dangers are hard to monitor and firms employing less mobile and less knowledgeable workers.

http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/OSHA_Leeth_v1-0.pdf

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It took three DECADES for the mine’s operators to obtain more than 40 environmental permits.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Molten-gold-signals-Mother-Lode-revival-4147451.php

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How the Federal Housing Administration Hurts Working-Class Families and Communities

http://www.aei.org/files/2013/01/07/-how-the-fha-hurts-workingclass-families-and-communities_133838366627.pdf

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How a Federal Menu-Labeling Law Will Harm American Pizza

http://reason.com/archives/2013/01/05/how-a-federal-menu-labeling-law-will-har/print

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