Leave it to the market

Leave it to the market

Cry Wolf Quotes

The Securities Act of 1933 created a serious obstacle to recovery, through its drastic regulation of the issuance of new securities by private enterprise. The Banking Act of 1933 created an additional impediment through the provisions of Section 16 prohibiting the national banks from participating in underwriting securities after June 16, 1934.

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George Houston, National Association of Manufacturers, Vice President

“This plan forces us to buy our insurance through new mandatory government health alliances…” (Louise) “Run by tens of thousands of bureaucrats…” (Harry) “Having choices we don’t like is no choice at all…” (Louise) “They choose, we lose” (Together).

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Health Insurance Association of America’s (HIAA) 1993 “Harry and Louise” TV ads.

Living wage proposals are economically unfair because they change the basis on which our economy operates. Instead of allowing the market forces to determine pay, living wages put the interests of employees above all other consideration…and they base wages on what the worker wants instead of on the value of work performed.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce, amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of Louisiana against the New Orleans living wage ordinance.
11/21/2004 | Full Details | Law(s): Living Wage

...we are not supportive of the extensive, prescriptive regulations as proposed in this rule. We believe industry's current safety and environmental statistics demonstrate that the voluntary programs implemented since the adoption of API RP 75 have been and continue to be very successful.

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British Petroleum’s public comment letter to the Mineral Management Service and the Department of the Interior. The New York Times.