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Is ‘regulatory capture’ as powerful and unpreventable as the informed consensus suggests?

Regulatory capture happens when a regulatory agency, formed to act in the public’s interest, eventually acts in ways that benefit the industry it is supposed to be regulating, rather than the public. When regulations (or lack thereof) seem to detract … Continue reading

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“Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA” tells the story of the political mobilization of American business in the 1970s and 1980s.

The book traces the rise and efforts to unify the business community and promote a fiscally conservative, antiregulatory, and market-oriented policy agenda to Congress and the country at large. Arguing that business’s political involvement was historically distinctive during this period, the … Continue reading

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