Do regulations curtail job growth?

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    No, says a conservative economist:

    Do regulations curtail job growth? | Decisions Based on Evidence

    This source also says no:

    Do Regulations Really Kill Jobs Overall? Not So Much - ProPublica

    Here is what the Bureau of Labor Statistics says:

    Table 2. Reason for layoff: Extended mass layoff events, separations, and initial claimants for unemployment insurance, private nonfarm sector, selected quarters, 2010 and 2011

    I also read a few articles that claimed gov regulations do in inhibit job growth, but what was interesting about all of the ones i read was that they were opinionated. None of them had any statisitics to go along with their claims. :eusa_whistle:

    Hey, I'm open though. If someone can show me some concrete evidence that regulations SIGNIFICANTLY do inhibit job growth. then we can have a balanced discussion on it. It very well may be true that it is harder to start a business these days because of gov regulations, but the data above speaks for itself.
     
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    The lack of regulations allowed Wall Street to run a $516 trillion dollar derivatives Ponzi scheme that destroyed the world economy.

    It is the lack of regulations that curtails growth.

    Unregulated capitalism is the Mafia.
     
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    Billy, don't be a zero.
     
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    So basically you don't have any sources to dispute?
     
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    BAD regulations have a bad effect on the economy. Who can doubt that?

    A LACK OF APPROPRIATE REGULATIONS has a bad effect on the economy, too.

    One would think that after the most recent meltdown, after three BANKING bailouts stemming from a lack of sensible banking regulations, this would be obvious.

    THINK, people, think.
     
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    What kind of moron can honestly say regulation doesn't hurt job growth?
     
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    You dont need a source for the obvious.
    Regulations kill jobs by making work more expensive. They are a stealth tax with no one benefitting except politiicans.
     
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    If something is more difficult to do, is it more or less likely to be done?
     
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    By passing more regulations, 120,000+ pages of regs and counting, just this year alone, big biz must hire lawyers, and pay bucket loads to them to ensure the Fed can't drop the hammer on them for stepping over any line.

    In the mean time; Joe Newbie can't afford lawyers, so he tries to figure it out himself, since that isn't possible to do AND run a small biz, he goes under or is shoved under b/c he missed a big one and got fined.

    kinda common sense
     

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