In Regulators We Trust

That might be the state motto of California. An excellent article by Mike Perrault of the Desert Sun looks at what has happened to the entrepreneurial spirit in the Bronze Golden State.

It contains the news that:

  • A Vietnamese restaurant owner was required to install a $17,000 grease trap…though her cooking style makes that a complete waste of money;
  • It takes up to two years to get the permits to open a restaurant in California.  It takes 45 days in Texas; and
  • California lost 4,632 businesses in 2010, more than five times as many as in 2009.

There’s plenty more in this article on the decline of the Golden State, one regulation at a time.

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