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(Washington Post)   Shockingly, ten years of cutting bureaucracy by replacing USDA inspectors with meat-company employees and running production lines 20% faster hasn't resulted in safer meat. Not even close   ( divider line
    More: Scary, USDA, farming, pilot experiments, Food Safety and Inspection Service  
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2013-09-10 11:07:01 AM  

dragonchild: nocturnal001: I'd be fine with getting rid of all government regulation, assuming we also got rid of the corporate shield.

Um, deregulation means getting rid of regulations.  If you get rid of regulation, there's no need for the corporate shield.  You wouldn't see CEOs going to jail because nothing they did would be illegal.

Deregulation usually does not imply the complete lack of regulation, but rather a lessening of regulations.  But either way it is fine to say "get rid of all govt. regulation".

I do not seriously propose this as an idea, but in my scenario CEOs would go to jail because we would be replacing regulation and the corporate shield with 100% accountability for the company's actions.
2013-09-10 11:45:14 AM  

nocturnal001: Deregulation usually does not imply the complete lack of regulation

Of course it does; libertarians only say it doesn't because even they know that actual deregulation in its purest form doesn't sell well.  In practice a business has never met a regulation it cared to see, so the only distinction between "reducing regulation" and "eliminating regulation" is political marketing.
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