[citation][nom]pale paladin[/nom]open market 101. If you give people the opportunity to make bad decisions based on greed they will. Fair regulation with swift punishment should be the basis for this country. Not uber liberal bleeding heart ideologies. This should apply to all business and economy, including the labor force , including immigration. and yes. die, apple, die![/citation]
You've got it backwards. It's the conservatives, not the liberals, who want deregulation. They've consistently pushed for greater freedoms and bigger tax breaks for corporations, claiming that the past record of 100% failure of these policies is not because the policies just line the pockets of corporate giants, but because they haven't deregulated enough and if only we'd deregulate even more everything would suddenly be all flowers and sunshine.
The banking industry is another story. The housing bubble collapse that resulted in the state of the current US economy was the result of policies championed largely by liberals, and opposed by conservatives. The root of it all was minorities being denied loans they couldn't afford, which was labeled racism because in America, minorities have no faults and anything that doesn't go their way is instantly racism. Regulations were relaxed and we got the subprime lending trend that destroyed the economy.