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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Former Regulators Work For Auto Companies


“Dozens of former federal officials are playing leading roles in helping carmakers handle federal investigations of auto defects, including those for Toyota’s runaway-acceleration problems. A Washington Post analysis shows that as many as 33 former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration employees and Transportation Department appointees left those jobs in recent years and now work for automakers as lawyers, consultants and lobbyists and in other jobs that deal with government safety probes, recalls and regulations.” (Washington Post, Tuesday)

Whom does regulation protect?

FEE Timely Classic
“Economic Fascism” by Thomas J. DiLorenzo