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Released in December 2007, this 368-page report from the RAND Corporation looks at the ways that regulation and the legal system can discourage or encourage the entrepreneurial spirit. Susan Gates, director of the Kauffman-RAND Institute for Entrepreneurship Public Policy remarked, "Unfortunately, some regulations place a disproportionate burden on small businesses. At the same time, exemptions and other special regulatory treatment for small businesses to ease this burden don't always work." The report contains a number of interesting findings, including an observation that there is no evidence that state health-insurance mandates designed to expand access to health insurance for small businesses have actually increased their ability to offer benefits or reduced their insurance premiums. Overall, it's a work that will be of great interest to policy makers, economists, and others who might be concerned with the future economic prospects of small businesses.

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  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Economics
  • Social Studies > Careers
  • Social Studies > United States Government
  • Education > General

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Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Vocational Education,Higher Education,Social studies -- United States government,NSDL,Undergraduate (Upper Division),oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110201182734207T,Social studies -- Careers,Social Sciences,General Public,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Social studies,Vocational Education -- Business,Education,Social studies -- Economics,Social studies -- Current events/issues,Technical Education (Upper Division)

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English

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