A Call for Smarter Regulation

I thought I would share a thought-provoking video editorial by NBC 4 Washington’s anchor Jim Vance. He has an interesting take on overzealous, feckless safety regulations and the evolution of the U.S. nanny state. As regulators, it’s our responsibility to make sure our actions address unreasonable risks, not every possible risk facing consumers. Take a look at this short piece and let me know what you think.

Vance’s View: Overprotection From Regulations

1 Response to “A Call for Smarter Regulation”

  1. 1 L. Wilson May 31, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    As a person who also managed to survive childhood, in spite of some foolish risk-taking, I would agree with Mr. Vance’s commentary. Unreasonable risks should be regulated, but not to the point of government controlling our lives and our decisions. Good judgement and personal responsibility, both by parents and children, must be allowed.

    Regulating down to the ‘least common denominator’, in lieu of exercising good judgement, doesn’t set the bar very high for Americans.

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