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  • verb Present participle of deregulate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of freeing from regulation (especially from governmental regulations)

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Examples

  • Axelrod and aides argue that Republican policy -- including what they describe as deregulating Wall Street and cutting taxes for the rich -- created the bad economy in the first place, and the GOP presidential candidates want to revive them.

    USATODAY.com News

  • Ronald Reagan made significant advances in deregulating the economy as well and was infinetly better at articulating the reasons for doing it.

    Reagan's Economics in Context, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • And I sure wish McCain would defend the idea of deregulating by pointing out the very simple truth that *more* isn't better.

    In which I say who won last night's debate and almost abandon my cruel neutrality pose.

  • I like the idea of deregulating pollution in trade.

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  • Isn't she the same political hack who pushed for "deregulating" the trucking industry?

    Super-Delegates, Super-Delegates, And More Super-Delegates

  • Only economic liberalization — such as deregulating industries or setting banks free to make market-driven credit decisions — will unleash sustainable Chinese growth.

    Shanghai Reality Check

  • It may be too much to hope that Mr. Obama would embrace market-oriented measures -- such as deregulating insurance markets, giving patients more control over their health care dollars, and fixing the federal tax code to let individuals, like employers, buy health coverage with pre-tax dollars -- to bring down insurance costs.

    Saying No to CoerciveCare

  • Three months ago the government announced it was "deregulating" the fuel industry, and would allow private fuel companies to import fuel, while NOCZIM would supply government departments, including the security forces, and the public transport sector.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • McCain's campaign is run by the kind of deregulating lobbyists that helped propogate this whole sordid mess in the first place, and beyond actually using the words "change" and "reform" there's simply no reason to believe that McCain will do anything that will really change and reform the economy.

    Comments from Left Field

  • A year later he came back with a second energy package—deregulating domestic oil prices and natural gas prices and establishing a national conservation program.

    The Good Fight

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