A Modest Proposal from Jerry Pournelle

A simple and effective method of spurring the domestic economy of the United States as proposed by  Dr. Jerry Pournelle:

I will note that the best way to make the US economy grow would be to suspend for five years all Federal Regulations on commerce. Let the states deal with it. You could provide that the suspension will take place in 180 days, and the Congress has those 180 days to reinstate any regulations it sees fit, but one at a time, not en masse. They would probably keep the US Department of Agriculture meat inspections and some programs like that rather than leaving such matters to the states. Some programs would never even be considered, like bunny inspectors. Give them 180 days to restore the necessary and all the others go. The result would be an economic miracle, but of course that will never happen.

Sounds like a plan to me.

Hat Tip: Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds, who notes why Congress would never go along with such a plan… “Insufficient opportunities for graft.”

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