The Hidden Politics of the Light Bulb Ban

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

On the January 15 show, PERC research fellow Shawn Regan discussed the political origins of the incandescent light bulb ban with Detroit's personality and radio show host Frank Beckmann.

"When we see these regulations, we tend to think that environmnetalists are pushing them and that's the extent of it, but what we've found here at PERC...it's really these coalitions of groups that are behind the scenes...When you start to see these coaltions [industry and environmentalists] come together saying that these regulations will solve all our problems, we'd better watch out because it is probably green cronyism in disguise."

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The Frank Beckmann Show
Shawn Regan is a research fellow at PERC and the managing editor of PERC Reports. He holds a M.S. in Applied Economics from Montana State University and degrees in economics and environmental science from Berry College. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Quartz, High Country News, Reason, Regulation, Grist, and Distinctly Montana. ...
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