Do Regulations Cost $1.75 Trillion? Not Exactly

In Professor Sidney Shapiro’s latest blog for the, he takes on the House Republicans and government regulation.

“Having voted to repeal health care legislation, House Republicans have now taken aim at government regulations, describing efforts to protect people and the environment as ‘job-killing.’  This claim conveniently papers over the fact that it was the lack of regulation of Wall Street that tanked the economy and caused the current downturn. But nonetheless, seeking rhetorical points to boost their anti-regulations campaign, House Republicans are trumpeting a recent report, done for the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy.

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