Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Problem with Knee Jerk Legislation

Instapundit calls it the problem with naming laws after dead people. True, but it is also the problem with rushing to pass new laws to make the public feel good. Not only do you look foolish, sometimes you actually create mini-disasters. See, e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank.

"Murder victim’s mother blames ‘bath salts’ drugs for her daughter’s death. New Jersey rushes to pass a ban on bath salts, names law after victim. Now: Tests show accused killer had no bath salts in his system.”
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