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Saturday, December 07, 2013

Regulation Doesn't Cost Jobs

One of the arguments pro-business groups and politicians keep making is that if there were fewer regulations on business, we'd have more jobs. They've said it so much, it's taken for granted as fact. But it always sounded like baseless propaganda to me, which is why I wanted to talk with Public Citizen's Taylor Lincoln, who spent time researching similar claims over the last several decades. He found that, indeed, there was no correlation proving that increased government regulation causes companies to lay off jobs.

On my America Weekend show, Taylor explained his results and why those erroneous claims continue to gain footing despite a lack of historical evidence. Listen, then click here to subscribe to these podcasts via iTunes!

You can read Taylor Lincoln's entire report here (pdf).