The Guild-ed Age
Hey, Ho, Licensing Rules Have Got to Go
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  • FriendlyGoat

    Hey, Ho, This will likely hit a “NO”.

    Any initiative in this direction which happens to be supported by the larger incorporated business community (Chamber of Commerce gang) will get heard in the legislatures. Nothing else will.

    • Andrew Allison

      Your mindless reflexive “progressivism” is boring. The subject of the post is the impact on SMALL businesses of the protection of “guilds” by way of licensing.

      • FriendlyGoat

        I know what the subject is. And I’m telling you that SMALL business is not getting squat unless willed by larger business. That’s how conservative-dominated legislatures work.

        • LarryD

          Thank you for explaining how government regulation becomes a tool to establish a cartel by established, larger business. Small businesses can never outbid larger ones. The only solution is for an enraged electorate to put a spiked choke-collar on government and yank hard. Alternately, wait until the whole thing collapses from increasing incompetency and financial fecklessness, then invoke the Angry Villager Rule – i.e., hunt the nomenklatura down like Frankensteins monster.

          • Boritz

            ” Alternately, wait until the whole thing collapses from increasing incompetency and financial fecklessness…”

            Alas, this will happen to the United States comprehensively but not to blue model sacred cows in the meantime.

          • FriendlyGoat

            When Americans neuter government (you know, that “of the people” thing), the business community will have the spiked choke-collar on the citizens. Getting to that state is the entire reason for existence of the Republican party. Many of the Democrats are not much better——BUT—–they are a little better. So, I’ll stay left for now.

          • liberpublican

            “Getting to that is the entire reason for existence”. Pass that bong brother. The “citizens” can control businessmen a lot easier than they can control an out of control bureaucracy. The only reason for the existence of the democrat party is to destroy the republic of the united states of america from within.You want left move to france. sheesh.

          • FriendlyGoat

            Did you ever hear of antitrust? Clean air and water? Labor laws? SEC? FDIC? FDA? FAA? Dozens of others.

            Give us a break. You’re selling snake oil.

          • liberpublican

            I am not selling anything, merely pointing out your petulant little comment regarding republicans, It has now become quite obvious that the bureaucracy has become the enemy of liberty and freedom in our country. Brought to us by the democratic party which has been pursuing a fascist/ socialistic government for a hundred years. The free market, if left free, will always self regulate. The fascist model will always degenerate into the farce of government we have now. Yes we need laws and regulations but as the founders realized we need to use those laws to make it easier for our citizens to realize their dreams rather than quash them with the bureaucratic monster we have now. See if you can wade through the thousands of pages of regulations we now deal with on a daily basis that cost our country billions of dollars of wasted time just to deal with some idiotic new regulation. Read the constitution, the federalist papers, Jefferson, etc. The federal government does not have the legal standing in the constitution to rule this way. Our congress and courts have abandoned their constitutional duties and allowed the executive to run wild.

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