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Creating a Risk-Free World

Dave11130 Wrote: May 09, 2012 2:37 PM
They may be more cautious, but that doesn't mean they are safer--they may be impaired enough that the additional caution is offset.
A child leaving home alone for the first time takes a risk. So does the entrepreneur who opens a new business. I no more want government to prevent us from doing these things than I want it to keep us in padded cells.

Everyone has a different tolerance for risk. One person takes out a second mortgage to start a business. Another thinks that sounds nerve-racking, if not insane. Neither person is wrong. Government cannot know each person's preferences, or odds of success.

Even if it did, what right does it have to tell them what to do?

When government gets...