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Creating a Risk-Free World

Dave11130 Wrote: May 09, 2012 2:48 PM
A 5 mph speed limit would mean many people today would have a 3-5 hour commute each way to and from work, which obviously would not fly; the alternative is to not live more than a mile from your job (12-minute commute if no traffic) but that is probably unreasonable. The way people change jobs these days, they'd be moving every time--moving companies would get rich!
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...