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  •  Reasonable people can disagree (0+ / 0-)

    Industrial processes are important too, right? Everything you are doing now is a result of thousands of different potentially hazardous industrial processes. If you want a pristine biosphere, that ship has sailed. We need to mine, we need to manufacture, we need to do those things, and we will.

    And industry should have a voice in how it is regulated. They are the experts. You can't have someone making decisions about mine safety who has never run a mine, right? The important thing is that industry's voice is countered and modulated by people whose interests are the general interests and not the interests of mine owners or whoever.

    And I didn't say that regulations should be easy to comply with, I said "as easy as possible".

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 02:23:34 PM PDT

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    •  Then we should let Wall Street police itself (4+ / 0-)

      as it's been doing for decades now?

      Sorry, I can't agree with you there, either.

      Yes, the persons running the agencies which administer regulation of an industry should have knowledge of the industry, but that doesn't mean they should come from the very businesses which for the most part don't want the regulation in the first place (time, money, profits).

      They should be either members of watchdog organizations with educational background in the industry, educators in the field of the industry, former employees of the industry prohibited by law from working in that industry again for no less than 10 years as a condition of their appointment to regulatory agencies or any combination of same.


      "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization"

      by Angie in WA State on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 02:38:43 PM PDT

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