Here is a list of silly regulations and related articles about how these regulations hurt the economy, innovation, and the people the regulations seek to help:
- Buy American Act - Devised to require that companies selling to the government assure their products contain US made parts using US labor. Under ARRA, these regulations often slowed the deployment of stimulus as companies attempted to assure every component of their product/service had American content.
- Tooth Brushing Required - Massachusets requires that children in daycare centers must brush their teeth after every meal, though parents may op-out.
- Ethnically Diverse Dolls - The Colorado Department of Human Services has proposed that day care centers make dolls available that represent 3 different races.