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Washington, D.C., Feb 28, 2012 | Randy | comments

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then last week's cover of The Economist speaks volumes when it comes to regulations in America.

After running through a list of ridiculous regulations, the article notes that "red tape in America is no laughing matter. The problem is not the rules that are self-evidently absurd. It is the ones that sound reasonable on their own but impose a huge burden collectively. America is meant to be the home of laissez-faire. Unlike Europeans, whose lives have long been circumscribed by meddling governments and diktats from Brussels, Americans are supposed to be free to choose, for better or for worse. Yet for some time America has been straying from this ideal."

Do you agree? Weigh in with your thoughts below. You can read the full article here or click the photo above.

Also, read about my work to rein in regulations here.

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