Matt Welch on the Bogus Facts Behind Washington's Big-Government Consensus

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Not a day goes by when George W. Bush's deregulation is not blamed for the financial crisis, and yet he hired 90,000 net new regulators, passed the largest Wall Street reform since the Depression, and increased fiscally significant regulations by more than any president since Richard Nixon. And unfortunately, writes Editor in Chief Matt Welch, this isn't the only example of Washington's big-government consensus resting on a questionable "fact."

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