Regulations control how individuals behave, alone and in organizations, such as corporations. Regulations are a sneaky way for politicians to tell people what to do and how to do it. When they are imposed on business they are invisible to the firm’s customers. Customers often mistake government regulations as company policy, when in fact, the company policy is the implementation of the government’s regulations. That is one reason why firms act the way they do.
Here is Investor’s Business Daily on the increase of regulations under Obama.