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The Purpose, Process, and Effects of Government Regulation

The topic of government regulation is a frequent topic within the business and national press. In order to support the learning goals of being a critical reader and an effective writer, this guide aims to provide students with access to information resources which can be used to find primary source documents and articles about specific regulations. These documents and sources can then be used to learn about the regulation's intent, their overall effect, and whether or not they have accomplished their purpose.

The information resources gathered here include first hand descriptions of federal government regulations (primary documents), as well as background and analysis (secondary sources) regarding the purpose, history, and process of implementing the laws passed by Congress, through the creation of specific regulations.