78 responses to “Ron Paul: Why More Regulation Makes Things Worse”

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  3. Regulation – less is more.

    [...] Ron Paul, a Republican nominee and campaigner to ‘End the Fed’, states that he ‘shudders’ every time he hears someone call for more regulation as a result of the crisis. For Dr Paul, it is the regulation which drives businesses to behave recklessly. He argues: [...]

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  4. Matt

    This is a primary example of why regulations are important in some instances…

    http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/market-fail-regulations-may-be-only-hope-securing-critical-infrastructure-020112

    Also, think back to the Sony attacks, specifically the attacks on the Playstation network. Sony avoided heading their own network administrators advice, no doubt because of the costs that would be incurred to secure their network… AKA the consumers data.

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  5. smujismuj

    There seems to be an argument about government or no government, when it should be about what government should and should not be. There are good laws, just laws and there are bad laws, unjust laws. I would wholeheartedly support a government that created and implemented just laws. This government does not. But I certainly DO NOT want business interests to ‘police themselves’ or for the market to ‘regulate itself’. The market is amoral. And anyone who thinks that consumers won’t patronize abusive businesses is deluded. Business interests spend billions of dollars lying to the public about everything that will increase their profits.

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  6. MDP

    “Is your drinking water safe just because the government says it is?”

    More likely than if a polluting company says it is. I don’t think we’d be better off without the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, or Safe Drinking Water Act. I don’t trust private companies to clean up their own pollution. Environmental regulations are a good thing for the most part. So are lots of regulation. So it’s meaningless to rail against regulation in a general way. C’mon, Rep. Paul. What specific regulations would you get rid of?

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  7. jparthum

    For some reason I can’t paste a YouTube link in this reply field. :-/See the Milton Friedman video posted above for a better explanation of how and why the ICC was formed, as well it’s negative (opposite) consequences…

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  8. jparthum

    Great point – Government gets a ‘free pass’ when they fail to protect us because we have no legal recourse, and simply have to accept their failures. This begs the question, “What is government’s incentive for keeping us safe?”. If we assume that ‘ethics’ or ‘morality’ are the only force driving government’s actions, then why would we assume that the same force does NOT exist in the private sector – in ADDITION to their financial motive…?

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    1. MattMcCredie

      The whole revolt/revolution comes to mind… I think it’s in our constitution. @jparthum

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    I find it silly (in a scary way) that so many people refer to the 19th century as proof of the FAILURES of the free market! ;-/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmzZ8lCLhlk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgyQsIGLt_w http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmqoCHR14n8

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  11. jparthum

    I find it silly (in a scary way) that so many people refer to the 19th century as proof of the FAILURES of the free market! ;-/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmzZ8lCLhlk

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  12. smujismuj

    “…we may be invaded because we wouldn’t have a large military [a.k.a. goon squad for banking interests] presence.”

    Seriously?

    Americans are armed to the teeth.

    I dare anyone to invade.

    They wouldn’t get two feet across the border.

    Nice try at twisting my words around, newbie.

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  13. smujismuj

    Abolish the “Federal” Reserve.

    Prosecute predatory bankers and return the money to the treasury.

    Abolish the IRS.

    Close the stock markets.

    End corporate/government partnerships except for emergencies or temporary infrastructure projects.

    Pull out of the WTO, IMF, World Bank.

    Pull out of NAFTA etc.

    Pull out of and protest the existence of the U.N. “Security Council”

    End the dysfunctional relationship with Israel, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Korea, Cuba, Iran etc.

    End U.S. military occupations, secret prisons, support for dictatorships, and plundering of resources, world wide a.s.a.p.

    Begin process to develop a fair, understandable and TRANSPARENT economic system.

    Begin process to develop a fair, understandable and TRANSPARENT new government.

    Throw Them All Out.

    Start Over.

    CONSTITUTION 2.0

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  14. smujismuj

    Abolish the “Federal” Reserve.

    Prosecute predatory bankers and return the money to the treasury.

    Abolish the IRS.

    Close the stock markets.

    End corporate/government partnerships except for emergencies or temporary infrastructure projects.

    Pull out of the WTO, IMF, World Bank.

    Pull out of NAFTA etc.

    Pull out of and protest the existence of the U.N. “Security Council”

    End the dysfunctional relationship with Israel, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Korea, Cuba, Iran etc.

    End U.S. military occupations, secret prisons, support for dictatorships, and plundering of resources, world wide a.s.a.p.

    Begin process to develop a fair, understandable and TRANSPARENT economic system.

    Begin process to develop a fair, understandable and TRANSPARENT new government.

    Throw Them All Out.

    Start Over.

    CONSTITUTION 2.0

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