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Upcoming Economics Club Meetings:
The normal summer Discussion Group will be held on July 9th.
Summer Discussion Group – Beginning in June, running through October, we will have monthly meetings, at Plymouth Harbor, at 8 AM on the second Tuesday of each month. These meetings will be coordinated by Dr. Adrian Moore, assisted as needed by Tim Videnka.
July 9 Meeting: Our July meeting will be July 9th in our regular room at the Plymouth Harbor. Breakfast starts at 8:00 and discussion starts at 8:30. Please bring $7 to pay for the breakfast and room. Adrian Moore can't be at this meeting, but Club Member Paul Wilkinson has kindly volunteered to lead the discussion.
From Adrian Moore: Our topic this month is regulation, which i think is an area where people tend to fall into extremes, but reality is actually much more in the middle. It's easy to get made about over-regulation or silly regulations and overlook that sometimes they are really necessary where there are not good incentives for people or companies to act right. At the same time, it is easy to see something bad happen and call for regulations to fix it and overlook that regulations are not always effective or the only way to solve a problem, and very hard to revise or repeal when needed.
I think regulations are something we should use more judiciously and with smartly. Do get your mental juices flowing on this I offer two readings:
A short article with some good debate in the comments, worth continuing down to them https://blogs.northcountrypublicradio.org/inbox/2012/07/10/rethinking-the-pros-and-cons-of-government-regulation/
A longer but really well thought out paper on the tradeoffs of regulations https://regproject.org/paper/government-regulation-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly/
Regular Meetings will Resume in November.