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Predatory ADA…

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Once upon a time you could visit a mom and pop shop,  Cafe Crema,   in The Alameda  neighborhood of San Jose to have a smooth cup of coffee and enjoy the homey atmosphere.   But after 13 years,  the popular shop  is closing,  as the owner can’t sustain the drawn out lawsuit resulting from the predatory filing of a violation  of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The plaintiff’s attorney has filed some 1,400 lawsuits on ADA.   It has been a lucrative practice for those lawyers willing to engage in the lying and deception necessary to practice therein.  they deliberately target small businesses who can’t afford to bring their buildings up to code or pay a settlement.  Shame on the politicians who failed to grandfather in older buildings and small business owners.

 

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February 2, 2020 at 1:38 pm

Hayek in the Hill Country…

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Kevin Williamson has a first-class  take-down  on arbitrary regulation and its costs.   You should read it.

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June 28, 2016 at 10:03 am

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The snail economy…

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If you are not a contributor to the  Mercatus Center  at George Mason University,  you should be.   It is a non-profit,  free-market-oriented education,  research and outreach organization which bridges the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems.   Mercatus can tell you how fiscally responsible your state is,  just for starters.   The researchers deal in facts and figures  — reality,  not high theory,  demonstrated in plain English instead of academic babble-speak.

With His Oneness assuring us that tepid economic growth must be regarded as the new “normal”,  Mercatus decided to examine the problem and discover  —  ts causes.   What it found was that if government regulations had been capped in 1980,  our GDP  would be  25% larger.   Put another way,  if the economic growth lost to regulation in the U.S. were its own country,  it would be the world’s fourth largest economy.

Read the IBD article I linked to above — the charts included make it quite easy to grasp —  then show it to everyone you know who believes in big government.   It should open their eyes to the dangers of big government and the over-regulation which unfailingly accompanies it.

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April 28, 2016 at 11:51 pm

AIG bailout bummer…

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The Congressional Oversight Panel’s new  report on the 2208 bailout of AIG  has been released.   Of course it was a disaster,   just as everybody with a brain screamed that it would be!

Yet another instance where government regulation proved nigh well useless,  and the government response was not merely wrong,  but made things worse.   I suppose it will be at least 3 years before we get a report admitting the automaker bailout was a disaster as well for the taxpayer.

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June 12, 2010 at 9:21 am

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