From the Right Side of Campus

Day: July 16, 2013

The Government Is Killing Buses All Over Again

Statists never learn. According to Reason TV, in the early part of the 20th century the government began heavily regulating a new industry in the midst of its unprecedented expansion. That industry was busing. And the regulations overreached to include setting fares, schedules, and even outlawing competition in some areas. The bureaucratic mess created by the government ended up crushing the industry. The industry remained in a slump until President Reagan removed many of the devastating and unnecessary regulations from the industry and some dynamic entrepreneurs brought the industry back from the brink. Now, many new bus lines are popping