February 22, 2021

The Regressive Effects of Regulation

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Please click on the map below to view the unintended consequences of regulation in each state. These negative impacts of regulation tend to harm the most vulnerable members of society; hence the term “regressive effects.” Each snapshot summarizes the regressive effects of federal regulation on a given state and includes estimates of lost businesses and jobs, inflated consumer prices, and increased poverty and income inequality. Each state’s snapshot also reports the state-level regulation ranking relative to the rest of the country and provides a brief overview of state occupational licensure rules.