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2010-09-04 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Regulation
State Government Busybodies

Apparently the most important thing state governments can imagine themselves doing at this particular point in time, despite 46 of them being chest high in red ink, is to protect adults from advertising consensual services in which both parties benefit. Good job.

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2010-08-24 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Regulation
Affirmation

You see? We definitely need government overlord protectors because businesses aren’t responsible enough and don’t recognize that they have a monetary incentive to do what is good for their businesses all on their own.

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Great.  Not only are lawmakers “doing something” in an attempt to fix what was messed up the last time they did something, but they’re doing it tense, tired, and trying to make a joke of a serious matter.

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2010-06-25 :: madlibertarianguy // Environment + Government + Regulation
WSJ: BP Relied on Faulty U.S. Data

The more information that emerges about the oil spill, the more it looks to be a government induced problem, and not solely a matter of corporate irresponsibility (though I suspect that the likes of MSNBC and CNN will still spin it that way).  Neil King Jr. and Keith Johnson via The Wall Street Journal: BP […]

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2010-06-20 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Regulation
More Agenda Financing

Awesome!  Buying local food is not always financially viable, so let’s fund it with a federal program.  Lyndsey Layton in The Washington Post concerning the federal government’s new program to fund mobile slaughterhouses to promote the Obama agenda of buying locally grown food: When Kathryn Thomas wanted to turn her sheep into lamb chops, the […]

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2010-06-09 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery
Warning: Cooked Potatoes Cause Cancer

Apparently California is in fuckin’ la-la land where cooked potatoes cause cancer.

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2010-06-09 :: madlibertarianguy // Economy + Government + Regulation
In This Case, Foresight Was 20/20

It has been maintained by the terminally libertarded that our current economic crisis in America is because of deregulated “Free Market Failures” which has spurned on legions of Demotards screaming for government regulation of the financial sector.  But even as far back as 1999 our current economic woes which started with the housing bubble were […]

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2010-06-09 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Regulation
Regulatory Capture Sauce

An anonymous editorialist in The Wall Street Journal: In the better economic textbooks, regulatory capture is described as a “government failure,” as opposed to a market failure. It refers to the fact that individuals or companies with the highest interest or stake in a policy outcome will be able to focus their energies on politicians […]

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2010-05-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Regulation
If Only We Regulate More

Zachary A. Goldfarb of The Washington Post: At the same time, regulators offered a prescription aimed at curbing excessive market volatility. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that in coming weeks it would require that exchanges pause trading in a stock if it declines more than 10 percent in any five-minute interval. Will the government […]

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Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times: If President Obama has his way, loans at auto dealers would be put under the purview of a new federal consumer protection authority to guard against fraud and abuse. The prospect of increased regulations, Mr. Berscht said, “could force us out of the financing business,” and it has […]

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2010-05-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Legislation + Regulation
The Plan All Along

Robert Pear via The New York Times: Insurers and insurance regulators say that some companies will be unable or unwilling to meet the new standards. Somehow I get the feeling that this was the point of ObamaCare all along.

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2010-05-11 :: madlibertarianguy // Government + Regulation
Automobile Black Boxes

Yesterday, Congress heard testimony about the possibility of mandating small boxes which keep driving statistics, including location information, which would report automatically back to the federal government: At a minimum, I also urge that the NHTSA be required to mandate recording of all the data elements listed now in its voluntary standard unless there is […]

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