September 09, 2020

Coercive regulations

A pessimist might say that government regulations are difficult to obey by design.

Samples of regulations:

  • tax policy (the US federal tax corpus is over a million words)
  • home construction permitting
  • carrying firearms

If you violate a government’s regulation then you and your property are at risk of being coercively brought to heel.

The reality is a little more complex, as governments compete for market-share.

Evil governments create brain drain, liberal governments are brain magnets.