[personal profile] longhairedweirdo
For me, the word "regulation" is neither good nor bad - but George Lakoff points out that there is a better way to look at them:
https://georgelakoff.com/2017/01/28/the-publics-viewpoint-regulations-are-protections/

And it is true; while the Republicans love to talk about "slashing regulation" that is precisely what they mean - cutting protections for the people, the labor force, the environment (which, remember, includes stuff like fresh air and clean drinking water), and more. Without regulations, drugs can be unsafe and tainted with potentially toxic impurities; without regulation, the food you buy can make you sick or kill you, and we might not even be able to track the source of the food to recall it; without regulations, your boss can steal your paycheck and fire you for complaining about it (which, okay, yes who wants to work for a thief? Ans: someone desperate - and desperate people deserve protection too!).
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