A Word Or Two Regarding the Pros and Cons of “Do-Nothingism”

Published on: April 26, 2013

Filled Under: Blog, Common Sense Policy, Political Expressions and the Occasional Rant

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Having worked in Albany, I know a thing or two about dysfunctional government and, while it’s admittedly hard to do, Albany may well even beat out the United States Congress on that score. Nevertheless, the alternative isn’t always inherently better. Bills that do get passed – for example, those that directly affect my business – Let’s take Dodd-Frank, for example, resulted from bipartisan cooperation. The result? A hodge-podge of time-consuming regulations many of which won’t do a thing to help stave off the next financial crisis. At least for now, if the question is “something vs. nothing,” I’m feeling rather agnostic.

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