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Regulatory Uncertainty Rears Its Ugly Head

As we’ve discussed, there’s no such thing as regulatory uncertainty, not in any measurable, appreciable way that would make it one of the top 500 or 10,000 problems with the economy. Republicans keep trying to make it a genuine concern, … Continue reading

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The Republican Critique Of Pres. Obama’s Economic Policies Consists Entirely Of Lies

Noah Kristula-Green meticulously debunks a series of lies that all Republicans believe in a well-researched post at Frum Forum. Kristula-Green hits on some points we’ve made before around here– e.g., that there’s no such thing as regulatory uncertainty, that the … Continue reading

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More GOP Talking Points That Aren’t True

As with the “regulatory uncertainty” talking point, the charge that the Obama administration has let loose with a wave of job-killing regulations isn’t something that any grown-up who likes America believes is true: It has been ignorant and irresponsible actions by … Continue reading

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Right-Wing “Regulatory Uncertainty” Talking Point: Still Bogus

There’s some new nonsense about “regulatory uncertainty” being one of the top 10,000 problems facing our economy. Here’s the debunking: I am not persuaded that the measurement of uncertainty in this paper is worthwhile since their metric relies heavily on … Continue reading

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“Regulatory Uncertainty” Is A Made-Up Not-Real Problem

More from Reagan advisor and “America’s Last Honest Conservative” curiosity, Bruce Bartlett: Republicans have a problem. People are increasingly concerned about unemployment, but Republicans have nothing to offer them. The G.O.P.opposes additional government spending for jobs programs and, in fact, favors big … Continue reading

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Zero Data To Support “Regulatory Uncertainty” Talking Point

Lawrence Mishel wrote a detailed debunking of the right-wing talking point that “uncertainty” is plaguing our businesses, who are apparently refusing to invest because they’re so scared of Obama’s socialism. Here, he summarizes his argument, and reviews the response from … Continue reading

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Regulatory Uncertainty In China

In China, this sort of thing can happen at a moment’s notice: Around 2000 people have been arrested, and nearly 5000 businesses shut down, as Chinese authorities try to force their food industry to improve its safety standards. … The … Continue reading

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