economics of regulation

How Worried Are Small Businesses About Environmental Regulation?

We’re heard a lot recently about the supposedly dire effect of environmental regulations on small businesses. A recent poll of small business owners by George Washington University using the Thumbtack site has some interesting findings about this. One of the questions in the survey was, “How important are the following issues to the success of …


Jobs & Regulation Revisited

Blake Hudson called my attention to a nice post on this subject at ProPublica.  The post has links to two very interesting documents. The first is to a Census Bureau report showing that hardly any employers attribute layoffs to regulatory burdens.  The other is to a very careful study by Dick Morgenstern, a highly respected …