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Don’t Believe The “Job Killer” Hype:

Don’t Believe The “Job Killer” Hype:

Full Title: Don't Believe The "Job Killer" Hype:
Author(s): Abel Russ and Eric Schaeffer
Publisher(s): Environmental Integrity Project
Publication Date: January 1, 2017
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Description (excerpt):

As incoming President Donald Trump prepares to appoint an EPA Administrator based on claims that environmental regulations “kill jobs,” a new report that synthesizes decades of economics research documents that this claim is false.  The Environmental Integrity Project’s report, “Don’t Believe the ‘Job Killer’ Hype,” examines data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as reports from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and more than two dozen economists and researchers.  The data show that only about two tenths of one percent of layoffs are caused by government regulations of any kind, including environmental regulations.  Layoffs are caused far more often by corporate buyouts, technological advances, and lower overseas labor costs.

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