Our society has been gradually drowned by five-year plans and blue-ribbon commissions.Increasingly, those participating in such groups are from other walks of life than that which they are assessing.

We have more ill-configured legislation in this country, suited to little but hamstringing innovation, due in part to the dominance of politicians and lawyers in the drafting process. Granted, many lobbyists work with such parties to write the details, but those editing and voting often lack appreciation for the consequences of their red tape on real life. The examples come from all directions. Legislation gets passed, then an "oops" is announced as to what was unintended, and everyone rushes to fix the obvious problems. Unfortunately, many less obvious, but just as onerous, shortcomings persist.

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