Today is Milton Friedman’s 100th birthday. There are few people for whom I have as much respect, nor any I laud more frequently. In celebration of his birthday, I’d like to extend this idea.
What if, in the process of writing new legislation, a short treatise was required that referenced all the prior related legislation, what it was intended to do, where it failed or wasn’t being enforced and how the new legislation was going to fix the problem the previous legislation was unable to.
If we forced our legislators to look at the big picture, maybe we could get some to grasp reality and stop pushing out new legislation like so many deformed babies. Over-regulation is killing our business, our country and our freedom.
Milton Friedman said “The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.” Wise words from a very wise man.