Friday, August 26, 2005

"Save us from ourselves," cries the New York Times

From today's New York Times editorial page,"The Lobbying Industrial Complex." (Registration required)

The lonely libertarian's only question is, why is it that concerns about the influence of corporate power on government is always met with calls for even more oversight by the federal bureaucracy? Just like campaign finance reform, it seems odd that the solution of the so-called problem involves unelected government bureaucrats watching over and regulating our elected representatives.

For the New York Times of course, more regulation is the only solution. You'd have to be some sort of extremist to make the point that it's the existing of complex rules and regulations that spur business and industry to try and influence government in the first place.

1 Comments:

Blogger Kerry said...

It's like having watchdogs watching over watchdogs.

10:32 PM  

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