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Human nature is sad, sad thing. It has been proven time and time again that if left to our own devices, we will lie, cheat, steal, and -- yes -- kill our way to wealth, success and fame, if we think we won't get caught. That's why functioning societies have laws, both criminal and civil, to not only discourage us from robbing and killing, but encourage us to treat each other honestly and fairly. There is a heated political argument over the economic costs of government regulation. Does regulation squelch risk-taking and innovation? Does compliance with regulations sap profits from companies that could be hiring more workers? Or do rules and regulations keep human nature in check, and prevent us from inflicting damage on each other -- economic and otherwise -- that doesn't appear on an earnings report?

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