Gov't Prohibits Private "Regulation"
Hey it's a new week so I am allowed to link to Free Advice! In the "Legalize Murder!" thread , John Goes pooh-poohed my private alternatives to government handling of violent criminals (and what a fine job they've been doing on that front). John argued that my proposed private mechanisms could exist today, and so their absence shows that they really aren't a workable solution to the problem of violent people. I confess I don't know all the specifics, but I think there are government measures that prohibit competing, private sector agencies that perform traditional government services. I discuss a beautiful illustration over at Free Advice today. A meat packer wanted to test all of its beef for mad cow disease, and the government said it can't. An excerpt from the WSJ article on the story: A federal appeals court said the government can prohibit meat packers from testing their animals for mad-cow disease. Because the Agriculture Department tests only