Yes, I am wandering a bit far afield here by taking a look at a National issue, but I have heard so much about how we have got to deregulate in order to get the economy going. In fact, it is the opinion of some that, without significant deregulation, the United States is doomed. So … off my little fingers go into Google land to take a peak at what information is available to support the assertions that deregulation creates jobs.
Deregulation does not create jobs when you have a failure in … nope…not there.
Deregulation will not create jobs- CSMonitor.com nope…not there.
Robert Reich: “Bizarre” To Think Deregulation Will Create Jobs … nope…not there.
Talking Points and Facts « No Interior Design in House Bill 5005 nope…not there.
RealClearMarkets – Deregulation Will Not Create Jobs nope…not there.
Ahh…maybe this is the one!!! Daily Kos: Deregulation DOES Create Jobs! well, there are some valid (if funny) insights here!
While I’m hearing a lot about how important deregulation is to the economy, I just can’t seem to find anything that really supports those assertions with facts. Quite a few potential Presidential candidates argue for deregulation as being the panacea for curing our economic woes by creating jobs, but when I read through all of their statements, I can’t find any real discussion on “HOW” it will do create those jobs. Iowa caucus candidates point to deregulation for job creation – The …
Personally, I think Daily Kos comes closest to pointing out the potential for job growth due to deregulation. I mean if we create damage to the environment, just think of how many more sick people there will be to help create jobs for health care providers, hospitals, drug companies, and, if you get sick enough and treatment costs enough, all those bankruptcy lawyers, bankers, collection agencies, etc. If we deregulate toy safety, I’m sure we can count on having no more hazards than we have now, right? If we deregulate drug companies, we will all have a much safer source of medications, right? (This could go on for a really long time, but I’ll just stop with those few thoughts.)
Maybe it is important to come up with facts to support assertions concerning job creation. I certainly think so. But, then, I tend to be kind of weird that way. I figure just because someone (anyone) says something does not necessarily make it true. Gotta wonder what is really more important in decision-making, party politics or the facts. So, once again I’ll say, don’t take anyone’s word for things (not even me) … look for facts to support what they say. If the person is in elected office or running for one, take the time to look and see where their money comes from
and what bills they have aligned themselves with
Sure, it takes a bit of time to dig for the details. How much time are you willing to invest in your future, the future of your children, the future of your grandchildren, and beyond! Before any deregulation occurs, shouldn’t citizen be provided with information on the cost-benefit analysis that surely our leaders are demanding before they make such decisions? Show me the facts!!!