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Hunter Huss IB Readings

As we study the great depression and also as we look at our current economic situation, it is important to look at the role of government in the economy. Should the government regulate businesses or should it allow businesses to operate with a “laissez faire” policy. The arguments for each side are numerous. Your assignment is to read the articles and answer: What role, if any, should government play in regulating businesses? Cite the articles and use facts to support your statement. And yes, Faris, you have to actually read the articles to get credit.

What is regulation?

http://www.ehow.com/about_5084767_government-regulation-businesses.html

In favor of regulation:

http://www.thomhartmann.com/users/natural-lefty/blog/2012/02/government-should-regulate-business-not-other-way-around

Opposed to regulation:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124277530070436823.html

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