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Occasional Paper 93
Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130
Following the regulatory excesses of the 1970s and the reforms of the 1980s, the policy pendulum is swinging back again. On the surface, the government imposing socially desirable requirements on business seems to be a cheap way of achieving national objectives. But every time a government agency attempts to safeguard the environment or foster occupational health or promote product safety, it imposes a more expensive method of production on businesses. Consumers, meanwhile, suffer by paying for these hidden regulations.
Government Regulation, Environmental Regulation, Hidden Tax, Policy
Economics | Public Policy
Weidenbaum, Murray L., "The New Wave of Environmental Regulation: The Impacts on Business and Consumers", Occasional Paper 93, 1991, doi:10.7936/K71N7Z9C.
Murray Weidenbaum Publications, http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/mlw_papers/113.