The 3 Chilling Steps of the Mind of a Bureaucrat

March 1st, 2012

Courtesy of Althouse:

There are 3 chilling steps: 1. We haven’t doing anything recently about X, 2. There is something we could do, and 3. Weshould do it.

Exhibit A: A regulation that all new cars would have to have rearview cameras:

“We haven’t done anything else to protect pedestrians,” said Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety in Washington. “This is one thing we can do and should do.”

Of course!