Sunday, July 01, 2012

Photo of the Day: Field of Government Agencies


9 Comments:

At 7/02/2012 9:21 AM, Blogger Methinks said...

Exactly right.

 
At 7/02/2012 11:07 AM, Blogger bart said...

+1

Where's OSHA? -g-

 
At 7/02/2012 11:36 AM, Blogger morganovich said...

even vampires can only come in if you invite them.

what does this make government agencies? some sort of uber-undead?

 
At 7/02/2012 1:22 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

I'm sure you've seen enough government drones in your life to know exactly what they are, Morganovich. Otherwise, you wouldn't have bought that expensive escape option :)

 
At 7/02/2012 2:37 PM, Blogger reprise8 said...

We're forgetting someone here -

The local planning boards, along with the state DEP and all sorts of special boards and commissions (some NJ examples - the Hackensack Meadowlands, the Pinelands, and Highlands Commissions), and of course the lovely residential neighbors who will claim all sorts of "rights" to your property (fresh air, view, sunlight, "our kids play in those woods, etc) will do their damndest to prevent you from building anything in the first place.

By comparison, some of those zombies coming out of the cornfield will look downright reasonable.

 
At 7/02/2012 3:33 PM, Blogger morganovich said...

expensive?

it would pay for itself in well under a year.

 
At 7/02/2012 6:09 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

Well, that's very true. The higher the probability that you leave and the higher the income protected, the cheaper the option.

 
At 7/04/2012 9:39 AM, Blogger VangelV said...

even vampires can only come in if you invite them.

what does this make government agencies? some sort of uber-undead?


Sadly, many of the current agencies were invited by the private sector. The Interstate Commerce Commission was created when failing railways found that they could not compete and asked for government to step in and hamper their competitors. It took a hundred years to finally kill it but the ICC's functions are still performed by another government agency. The Federal Radio Commission was created to stifle competition. Many of the broadcasters even opposed expanding the broadcast radio band.

If we want competition government has to stop meddling in the market place and stop putting up barriers to new competitors.

 
At 7/04/2012 12:56 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"If we want competition government has to stop meddling in the market place and stop putting up barriers to new competitors."

And that requires that the power of government to meddle be reduced, because as long as it exists, it will be sought by those who benefit from stifling competition.

 

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