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We've Got Regulatory Fatigue
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byoder911
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byoder911,
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7/27/2012 | 10:23:12 PM
re: We've Got Regulatory Fatigue
I agree that the avalanche of regulations is making people just give up on trying to comply with them all, and I agree that it is a big problem. -What I don't agree with is that our only choice is to ignore the laws and hope that nobody notices (and usually nobody will...if you imagine that it is mind-numbingly difficult to comply with this complex web of laws for one company, imagine what it would be like to try to know whether any of millions of businesses out there is complying with all of them, -it's an impossible task) or to obey meticulously. -

The only way they can get away with all of this abuse is with our cooperation to police ourselves. -Why exactly should we allow ourselves to be bullied by these idiots? -Why not fight them instead? -We can fight them by ignoring them to some degree, but we can fight them by political means too, by for example hiring lobbyists and conducting public educational campaigns about how damaging these things are, and we can fight them by denouncing them as what they are...violations of our right to be left alone when we aren't hurting anybody. -If we don't stand up for our rights who will?
jputman381
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jputman381,
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7/31/2012 | 4:57:16 PM
re: We've Got Regulatory Fatigue
These "bullies" don't just sit around dreaming about "how can we make life miserable for business".- They are generally reacting (after much prodding by the aggrieved!) to horrible holes and atrocious abuses that have made (and have the potential to make) MANY more people's lives miserable.- If no one ever murdered (or planned to murder) anyone, then we wouldn't have "regulations" against murder.- To be sure, some regulations can seem heavy handed or could be ill informed and poorly executed / drafted ... but perhaps no more so than the behaviors, decisions, and events that lead to the regulations being contemplated in the first place.-

As for the "right to be left alone", would that not extend to everyone?- Or is it the only for the privileged few!?- So that for instance, information about consumers would have to be purged (so it could never be leaked or stolen) based on their "right to be left alone".-

But perhaps it is time to ban the EULA's that have so far shielded some products from the warranty obligations they should at least by now rightly assume (no one can any longer with a straight face honestly claim that software and data processing are too nascent as businesses to bear up under the warranty laws and liability exposure under which all other products exist!).- In which case, sure - let's quash those EULAs and simultaneously dispense with most regulations - letting the legal gunslingers battle it out in the courts (without artificial liability and class action restrictions).


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