Everyone starts with the wrong regulator
Reader comment on: Bill Clinton on the High Cost of Regulation
Submitted by Lyle (United States), Dec 20, 2012 21:06
I say start with local governments where influence is cheaper than at the federal level. Start with say taxi permits and also at the state level with occupational licensing. Of course in both cases you will be opposed by the incumbents in the fields, who behave like the guilds they are. For example why do you need to be a licensed funeral director to build a coffin? If the question is the stability of the coffin the cemetery can prescribe its own rules. Or a license for hair braiding... Start with areas where there is no direct issue of public safety and go from there. (For taxis for example that would allow maximum ages and the like, but allow anyone who wants to meet the rules to run a cab. If the concern is overlong taxi ques, then with the new smart phones allow on call cabs first)
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