The Lost Economy® is an independent research program sponsored by The American Consumer Institute, Center of Citizen Research (ACI). Follow our research program as we look at various regulatory roadblocks and their effect across the United States.
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Regulatory impediments can substantially hinder opportunities for private enterprise to invest and compete, thereby reducing economic output, impeding private investment, slowing job creation, and raising consumer prices.