Deregulation: The Principal Inconclusive Arguments

  • Warren J. Samuels


In recent years there has been a major effort to eliminate or defuse regulation, primarily in the fields of health and safety environmental protection and market structure. The purpose of this chapter is to place in perspective the principal arguments in support of deregulation. The theme is that these arguments are fundamentally inconclusive.


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© Warren J. Samuels 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Warren J. Samuels
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  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityUSA

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