Definition of deregulation
: the act or process of removing restrictions and regulations
deregulateplay \(ˌ)dē-ˈre-gyə-ˌlāt\ transitive verb
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This president’s deregulation agenda, particularly in the energy space, is making a substantial impact around the country.
To critics, the megamergers, deregulation and gut punches to many industries set the table for the Great Recession and slow growth.
There is significant debate as to whether this is true, but the FCC is now moving ahead with deregulation regardless.
Finally, deregulation of inane child care regulations, such as Washington, D.C.'s new requirement that child care workers obtain college degrees, will make work economically practical.
And these questions come at a time when the Securities and Exchange Commission is undergoing a transition under the Trump administration, which has Democrats fearful of a wave of deregulation.
Whatever the specifics, another change in the FCC’s new deregulation rules may serve as a blow – calls to directory assistance are no longer free.
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