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Sometimes the amount of dissembling nonsense thrown at us is just stunning. Metaphorically stunning, that is.
Some Department of Transportation genius decided to cite people supporting pilgrims making the Holy Week walk to El Santuario de Chimayo if the supply stands happen onto highway right-of-way. Safety was the excuse.
A recent report (“The Economist,” Feb. 18) discussed the Obama administration’s “generous use of ancillary benefits, or ‘co-benefits’” and “private benefits” in proclaiming the bounteous gains from new regulations. The issues cover so-called gains from a regulation directed at something else.
Around 90 percent of the gains from new auto fuel-economy standards go to individuals who don’t buy fuel-efficient cars.
Signs provide a small example. Near my house a sign warns that a vehicle might appear on a road. A remote Interstate 40 interchange in the Texas panhandle has a grove of signs.
In Santa Fe, the city is suing Aeropostale, a national retailer, (OMG, a “corporation”) claiming failure to pay the required minimum wage of $10.29 per hour, the nation’s highest.
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