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Government Regulation: Crash Course Government and Politics #47

Today, we’re going to wrap up our discussion of economic policy by looking at government regulation. We’re going to talk about the government’s goals for the U.S. economy and the policies it employs to achieve those goals. Ever since the New Deal, we’ve seen an increased role of the government within the economy – even with the deregulation initiatives of President Carter and Reagan in the 80’s. Now this is all pretty controversial and we’re going to talk about it, as this is a long way from the federal government handed down by the framers of the constitution.

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50 thoughts on “Government Regulation: Crash Course Government and Politics #47”

  1. We've been waaaaaay behind on the protection of Employees and Consumers for far too long.

    A large part of the problem is the [baseless and incorrect] association of such protection with socialism and communism.

  2. Without government there wouldn't be roads… face palm
    The government is the reason why there are many roads, yes, but private companies could have done so as well, and more efficient i argue. the fact that you are forced to pay for roads no matter what, so that some idiots think they are for free, is the the reason why we have such a car dependent culture, why we are buying food from the other side of the world which is totally inefficient, which also destroys local jobs. Since the left in general is so "green" and cares so much about the environment and local jobs, then why the fck do you keep pushing for more government?

  3. 1100 pages to prove a business is a qualified borrower. 10 yrs of red tape to build a housing subdivision. EPA regulations have send more business out of the country than all other reasons combined. The Federal Reserve is "so complicated" yet it has no oversight. Subsidies go to lobbyist. Crash course or indoctrination video.

  4. "Also, do you really want California to make rules for the rest of us? Of course you don't!" In the topic of gun law, California is doing exactly that (with Oregon, Washington, Nevada and even Montana). I'm not a gun rights extremist like the more visible NRA types, but that is an area where CA is doing that, and probably is making rules in other ways for other states, as well.

  5. The way I see it is that libertarians and fiscal conservatives are not big readers of 19th century history and the environment which brought in communism. Few if any read mainstream history by real academics, as is the case with creationists, and Jacob Riis Charles Dickens, Upton Sinclair are in general ignored. Their views are so simplistic in regards to the free market that you would think they were raised in the. pre industrial age and thus innocently ignorant of the abuses meted out to industrial workers.

  6. As with creationists, libertarians are so entrenched in their pseudo scholarship that they will endlessly quote dubious source after dubious source to prove their point. The statement " the free market never errs" is just as unfounded in science as "the planet is only 6000 years old." Incidentally both statements are backed up by reams of garbage scolarship. The creationist museum is as great a monument to ignorance as is the various think tanks devoted to libertarianism

  7. Lol. My birthday party was basically political and psychological discussion.

    And I'm pro taxes. Well, fair taxes, anyway… and universal health care. And publicly funded infrastructure.

    But other that making sure citizens don't die, it's muddier…

  8. Thank you for helping me realize that I never want to go into US gov't!
    Seriously! Like your videos are good and they're really thorough
    And all the details helped me decide that I hate this government stuff😂

  9. Anti-Government is simply not possible nowadays. However, too much government intervention can make people less independent and rely on the government for basic needs. This is exactly how corruption comes to exist and should be avoided at all costs. Either extreme is unrealistic and should be put behind us.

  10. Would you say career politicians who have been there decades have served their constituents more or have been more self serving. In other words: do you feel they work for you or you are subservient to them? Given all the perks and ability to vote they own raises. Don't think they ever deduct their pay if economy goes south or district they represent goes far into debt due to their spending. Funny how most politicians are more well of than those they represent. You'd think they'd want to give back more than they take in. If truly serving the people rather then be served by the people. Proof that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  11. People who don't want to pay taxes should have the option to opt out of taxes and in exchange, they lose the right to use public roads, bridges, parks, schools, healthcare, law enforcement, fire departments, military protection, protection from discrimination and voting. They should be required to have ID on them so tax paying citizens can choose to refuse service to them. Tax paying citizens would also be allowed to steal, harm or kill them without fear of the law.

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