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We’ve bailed out the banks, we’ve bailed out insurance companies, we’re bailing out the auto industry … you’d think by now that even the most die-hard Libertarians among us would throw up their hands and admit that some regulation of industry is good.
Well, not Richard Epstein, a Law Professor at the University of Chicago, who, [...]

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Cass Sunstein has been appointed to run the OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, which reviews major federal rules. While business has quietly applauded this move, liberals are worrying that Sunstein will not sufficiently support the rescinding of pro-business regulations enacted by the Bush administration or champion new ones pertaining to health and safety.
Sunstein, a prolific author and public intellectual, was [...]

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A lawsuit was filed in Texas on December 28, 2008 against Southern Hardwood Company, the owner of a sawmill, by the widow of a worker who died as a result of a board edger that “shot back” a board into his chest. The worker, Jose Luis Flores Guadarrama, was pronounced dead at the hospital due to blunt force [...]

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The official numbers are that 5,400 people are killed on the job each year and more than 4 million are injured. Some experts say that these statistics are inaccurate and that up to 13 million workers are injured each year. The Democratic Policy Committee website notes that hispanics workers are 12% more likely to be injured than [...]

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