Monday, March 3, 2008

Your Call 030408 Putting Deregulation Back on the Table

Is it time to revisit regulation? On the next Your Call we host a debate about the ideology of deregulation, the theory that putting rule making power in the hands of corporations is good for everybody. After thirty years, what evidence is there that this idea has worked in transportation, energy, financial services and municipal utilities? On election day in Texas and Ohio, the economy was front and center, but why were the rules that run the economy so hidden? It's Your Call, with me, Rose Aguilar and you.

Ross Eisenbrey in San Diego
Vice president at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington DC. Ross is a former commissioner of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review and he joins us from the AFL-CIO national meeting in San Diego.

Tom Firey in Washington
Managing editor of the Cato Institute's magazine Regulation. Cato is a libertarian think tank also based in Washington.

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