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Subject:  Coming Dangers to Economic Freedom Date:  11/17/2012  7:41 PM
Author:  MadCapitalist Number:  655748 of 756952

Coming Dangers to Economic Freedom

"Healthcare, Financial regulation, Environmental policy, Protectionism in international trade, Trade unionism, Education, and more. In every case Obama has skillfully constructed a powerful regulatory apparatus. Where he has been able to use Congress he has obtained the legislation he wanted (and designed), legislation deliberately vague, so as to leave as much discretion for the bureaucracy as possible. Where legislation was unnecessary, or unobtainable he has resorted to administrative discretion, issuing decrees often without the necessary Congressional approval. He knows that the regulated companies and organizations have the option of either obeying or taking the government to court, and that the latter is costly inconvenient and risky, so they almost always comply. In this way, little by little, our freedoms are regulated away."

http://bastiat.mises.org/2012/11/coming-dangers-to-economic-...

Nailed it. I definitely recommend reading the rest.
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