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    04.29.16
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    Economic growth in the U.S. has, on average, been slowed by 0.8% per year since 1980 because of the cumulative effects of regulation, according to a study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. If regulation had been held constant at 1980 levels, the U.S. economy would have been about 25% larger (e.g., $4 trillion larger) than it actually was as of 2012, amounting to a loss of approximately $13,000 per capita.

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