The impact of federal regulations on the construction industry/
Hill, Michael L.
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The United States has become the most industrialized nation in the world within the last one hundred years. Along with the proliferation of the industrial revolution at the turn of the century came the complexities of managing the rapid growth of the American economy. Americans witnessed the transformation of small family-owned businesses into large international conglomerates, employing hundreds of thousands of workers. Major factors that affected this dramatic change in the face of our nation were its abundant resources, the imagination and creation of its people, and the form of government that allowed for unimpeded growth. The purpose of this paper is to describe the economic, social, and environmental factors that have influenced the growth of federal regulations and to describe the specific impacts, both positive and negative. In most regulatory concerns, government intervention is in the 'best interest' of the public, therefore, when doing any type of cost analysis, it is extremely difficult to put a dollar value on the 'best interest' of the public. The analyst is merely adding individual speculation when valuing time, life, and the quality of the environment
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