Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on Oct. 5 in Reno, Nev. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Regarding the Sept. 30 Economy & Business article “Trump relies heavily on industry lobbyists for energy and environment team”:

We need government and regulatory agencies that stand up for the public interest as they were created to do. This article clearly displayed Nobel laureate economist George Stigler’s concept of regulatory capture at work. The theory states that agencies eventually become dominated by the industries they were created to regulate and act to benefit the industry rather than the public. With the energy and environment team described in this article, extreme regulatory capture in the United States is only a Donald Trump presidency away. So many Trump supporters make the flawed argument that Mr. Trump is rich and can’t be bought, but clearly lobbyists don’t need to buy the GOP presidential nominee, as he is handing them advising positions for free. The viral millennial ad tweeted by Donald Trump Jr. read, “This is not a Republican vs Democrat election. This is about an insider versus an outsider.” Perhaps it should have read, “This is about regulating insiders versus handing them the reins.”

Katie Fineran, Zanesville, Ohio