Perhaps no article better illustrates what happens in a modern progressive corporate state.
Two highlights (lowlights):
But now he and others like him — makers of small toys and owners of toy resale shops and boutique stores — say their livelihood is being threatened by federal legislation enacted in the last year to protect children from toxic toys through more extensive testing. Big toymakers, including those whose tainted imports from China led to the recall of 45 million toys and spurred Congress to take action, have more resources and are able to comply with the new law’s requirements.
“This is absurd,” said Mr. Woods, whose toys are made of maple, walnut and cherry and finished with walnut oil and beeswax from a local apiary. He estimates it would cost him $30,000 — a figure he calculated from having to pay $400 in required tests for each of the 80 or so different items he produces — to show that they are not toxic.
“I use beeswax,” Mr. Woods said.
And then this:
Some major companies lobbied to shape it, including toy manufacturers, like Mattel, and Exxon Mobil, a maker of phthalates, substances used in many toys that are largely banned by the law.
And then people like Michael Moore blame “capitalism” for failing. This is the kind of fascism that doomed Europe in the late 19th and early 20th century, and we are perhaps its best practitioners today. Here is a summary of the lesson for those not quite following my point:
Have a nice day. Oh, and then I read this.