Legislation in the Public Interest: Regulatory Capture and Campaign Reform
Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions, p. 11, 2012
9 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2013
Date Written: 2012
Liberals tend to favor regulations as expressions of the public will and the common good, and as a way to protect children, patients, mortgage holders, airline passengers, and many other consumers from abuse by unscrupulous actors in the private sector. Laissez-faire conservatives and libertarians tend to oppose regulations because they view them as an abusive use of the government's power and as harmful to the economic well-being of the nation.
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