April 19, 2010

Bruce Yandle on the rise of national TV and the spread of social regulation

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Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus at Clemson College of Business and Behavioral Sciences and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics for the Mercatus Center’s Capital Hill Campus, discusses the rise of national TV broadcasting and the spread of health, safety, and environmental regulation in mid-20th century America. The discussion also turns to the history of regulation in the United States, the decline of common law and the growth of code law, and the death (and return) of good beer in America.