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Publication Date

8-1-1991

Series Information

Occasional Paper 93

Publisher

Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130

Description

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.

Keywords

Government Regulation, Environmental Regulation, Hidden Tax, Policy

Disciplines

Economics | Public Policy

Comments

The Center for the Study of American Business (CSAB), 1975-2001, is the predecessor of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis.

Permanent URL: http://dx.doi/org/10.7936/K71N7Z9C

DOI

doi:10.7936/K71N7Z9C

The New Wave of Environmental Regulation: The Impacts on Business and Consumers

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