Regulations: the tax you don’t see

March 10, 2014

One reason this gets so little attention is that most regulations are the technical, dry stuff that most people don’t care about until it affects them. For example, the business owner who is forced to spend thousands of dollars to move light switches to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules. Or the land owner who cannot build on his property because there’s a rare species of salamander also living there, lest he fall afoul of the Endangered Species Act.

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