Thursday, April 26, 2012

Today's Pre-emptive Surrender Today

And, as per usual, the Obama Administration decided to take its cues on small-bore tax and regulatory policy from the Daily Caller and Sarah Palin's Facebook page. The Labor department rules attempting to apply some work rules to children who are employees of someone else's family farm have been withdrawn. Note that the rules wouldn't have applied to kids working on their parents' farm.

Once the story is out there, 90% of the damage on this sort of thing is already done. None of the people complaining about this stuff were going to vote for Obama in the first place. Claire McCaskill may have lost a handful of votes, but that's unlikely to be a problem. If the policy is sound you might as well implement it.

This is as good a time as any to remind everyone that there are more World of Warcraft players than farmers in America, but our entire political infrastructure doesn't constantly extol the virtues of Raiders and Silver Farmers and all the other elements of the WoW ecosystem, and make policy changes to avoid upsetting any of them.
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