Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 years ago

Do EPA regulations help us breathe without dying?

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  • 8 years ago
    Best Answer

    Not even close.

    Take the BP oil spill for example. EPA regulations cap their liabilty at $75 million. If your beloved regulations didn't exist they would've been sued out of existance.

    There is regulation by government, and there is regulation by the market. The former operates through coercion and political favoritism. The latter operates through competition, true consequences, free unions, and independent product testing. The former can only be increased at the expense of the latter. Thus when government regulations are increased, free market regulation necessarily suffers, and it is in this way only that “deregulation” can be blamed for economic troubles. When libertarians say that we are in favor of deregulation, we run the risk of appearing to want businesses to get away with anything, when we are actually presenting the best possible restraint on business: the power of the market.

    In a free market, firms would be smaller and less hierarchical, more local and more numerous (and many would probably be employee-owned); prices would be lower and wages higher; and corporate power would be in shambles. Small wonder that big business, despite often paying lip service to free market ideals, tends to systematically oppose them in practice.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    The stories that I could tell you would convince you that the EPA has little to do with Air Quality.

  • Borax
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    No, the EPA as an agency is suffocating business.

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  • 8 years ago

    No, they are against breathing because it produces CO2 and they rather the planet survive than people.

    i hope this helps

  • 8 years ago

    They have too much power and are being used by Obama to get around congress

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    LOL ask the Chinese. Classic :)

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Ask the Chinese.

  • wtinc
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    while we starve to death.

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