Regulatory Reform

Subsidies and Cost Shifting Won’t Power Maine’s Economy

Anyone remotely familiar with Maine’s economy knows it’s at a crossroads. Between 2004 and 2014, its cumulative economic growth ranks 49 out of the 50 states, a mere 21.8 percent. Non-farm payroll employment has shrunk 1.2 percent over the same period, placing Maine’s employment growth at 48 in the nation. An economic resurgence is clearly needed, and state legislators have two options. They can loosen the reins holding back growth, or try to pick winners and predict market trends.

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Eick, John and Horvath, Joe (2016, May 5.) Subsidies and Cost Shifting Won’t Power Maine’s Economy. Maine Wire. Retrieved from

In Depth: Regulatory Reform

In his first inaugural address, Thomas Jefferson said that “the sum of good government” was one “which shall restrain men from injuring one another” and “shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry.” Sadly, governments – both federal and state – have ignored this axiom and…

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