18 January 2013

regulate just my competitors > regulate everyone > regulate just me

Bloomberg BusinessWeek | Does Green Shipping Cost Too Much Green?

Businesses usually vehemently oppose rules that raise their costs.
This is the lead sentence from this article. I can only assume it was filed from an alternate universe.

Because in my universe business oppose rules that raise their costs, but are head-over-heals in love with rules that raise everyone's costs. Competing on price is hard. Far easier to lobby the government and get them to disallow competition in some dimension where that you don't want to fight in.

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