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Pat Buchanan on “Who Killed Detroit”

In his weekly column, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan illustrates how the lack of regulations in developing countries gave them a clear competitive advantage that crippled American industry:

How did Big Government do in the U.S. auto industry?

Washington imposed a minimum wage higher than the average wage in war-devastated Germany and Japan. The Feds ordered that U.S. plants be made the healthiest and safest worksites in the world, creating OSHA to see to it. It enacted civil rights laws to ensure the labor force reflected our diversity. Environmental laws came next, to ensure U.S. factories became the most pollution-free on earth.


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