February 16, 2012

THE “SCOURGE” OF DEREGULATION?

President Obama has been using “deregulation” as a curse word since the 2008 campaign, and many liberals writing about lobbying tend to assume that all big business ever wants is deregulation.

But deregulation is often about freeing up small business from underneath the yoke of anti-competitive rules that serve mostly to protect big, existing businesses from upstart competition, thus hurting consumers and entrepreneurs.

A couple lawmakers in Minnesota want to roll back some of these regs.

Faster, please.

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