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Special Employment Rights for Crooks: Our Tax Dollars at Work

Ress Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 12:21 AM
It is standard practice for totalitarian regimes to create a web of laws designed to make every citizen a lawbreaker. That way any person who for whatever reason becomes inconvenient to the rulers can be convicted under an imitation of due process of law, while everyone else is kept quiet in fear of it happening to them. As the kids say, "Are we there yet?"

As an economist with a boring personality (sorry to be redundant), I sometimes focus on numbers. And when contemplating the cost of regulation and red tape, there are some numbers that should frighten all of us.