Wednesday, September 21, 2011


He has a blog, but twitters now.


B-Daddy said...

How sad and true. It would change if the GOP nominated Ron Paul or Gary Johnson, but that isn't going to happen.

K T Cat said...

I guess I still don't understand what a non-corporatist would be doing. Like B-Daddy, the only one I can think of is Ron Paul, but he's as far from being a progressive as it's possible to be.

Kelly the little black dog said...

What do you think of Buddy Roemer. I was very impressed with his interview on the Daily Show.

Kelly the little black dog said...

I feel, and I suspect that B-Daddy may agree, that the system has become rigged in the favor of large corporate entities. They have the resources in the form of lobbying dollars and lawyers to fight and shape government regulations in their favor. In fact, much of the time these entities write the first draft of these regulations. Small and medium sized businesses have to live with the consequences. They have little or no say in the process. I think that B-Daddy would say it isn't a level playing field.

B-Daddy said...

Kelly, agree. But, it's not just the lobbying for favors and shaping regulation. Even if regulation is ostensibly neutral, big existing firms have resources to devote to compliance, which slow down otherwise more nimble competitors. Regulation acts as a brake on competition as a result.

Don't know much about Buddy Roemer.

Kelly the little black dog said...

It is certainly true that regulation gets in the way of innovation and more nimble innovators. That said I hate to throw the baby out with the bath water and condemn all regulation. The world is far too complex for the individual to ascess if a product or service is safe. How you'd go about pruning what is excess and keep what is needed is a mystery to me.

Here in Colorado we've had numerous deaths due to contaminated food. The system is failing. What most don't appreciate is that regulation and enforcement are vastly different realms. Pols long ago realized you don't kill an agency that you don't like you just defund it. But when things like the food contamination occur the public assumes the laws to catch what is happening are not in place.