Regulation and the Entrepeneur

Friday, August 26th, 2011

This is a great little program. But it’s unfortunate that it’s necessary. And I could be wrong, I’d venture to guess most cities don’t have something similar.

(Obligatory comment about how libertarians don’t care about poor people.)


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3 Responses to “Regulation and the Entrepeneur”

  1. #1 |  Stick | 

    It’s true, I admit it. I actually DON’T care about poor people.

  2. #2 |  Michael | 

    I am in the process of opening a sustainable butcher shop in Ventura, CA and there is no such entity in Ventura. SCORE is a helpful group of people, but there isn’t such a concentrated focus on regulation (which is by far the biggest hurdle, even compared to financing).

    My experience with regulation is that at the local level there is no “common sense”. Being food service, we get exposed to regulation that quite honestly has nothing to do with butchery. For example we have to put in a grease trap because every food service establishment in the City of Ventura has to have a grease trap. Now, we can all agree on what grease is, but let me tell you the County Health Department is making damn sure that the meat I’m storing and selling doesn’t get anywhere near a temperature which would cause it’s fat to turn into grease.

    I’m certain that most entrepreneurs experience some level on this kind of nonsense. Regulation = less jobs. That’s indisputable.

  3. #3 |  scott | 

    Yup. I don’t care about poor people. I just want them to be able to become wealthy. I’m selfish that way: more wealthy people means a bigger market for me to serve.

    I’m so ashamed.