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Economic Stimulus the Old-Fashioned Way January 31, 2014

Posted by geoff in News.
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…where by “old-fashioned way” I mean “letting businesses operate without excessive and nonsensical regulation.”

Amazingly enough, today’s example of deregulation comes from California. In a freakish display of common sense, the State passed a law last year permitting “cottage food,” i.e., production and sale of food made in people’s homes.

As was the case when they legalized home beer making, an explosion of business ensued:

In Los Angeles County, there are almost 270 cottage food businesses. Statewide, over 1,200 homemade food businesses have been approved.

There you go: make doing business easier, and business expands. A simple truth, but one apparently hidden from our Executive Branch.

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1. Jimbro - January 31, 2014

The Economic Collapse Blog has a compilation of stories on home-produced food being shut down. The main story is the 11 year old girl banned from making/selling cupcakes that’s been making the rounds.

2. Nanny G - February 2, 2014

Let me tell you about ”cottage food” in So CAL…..
The minute the Code Enforcement phones closed at 5PM all the tamale sellers hit the streets even filling baby carriages with foods.

Sno-cone sellers had an ice block which was covered with flies as they shaved off sno to make flavored and highly colored cones.

The corn on the cob sellers dripped grease all over the sidewalks as they pushed their carts down the streets and alleys.

The trucks from Mexico which had ”fresh” fruits and veggies also out of the backs of the truck sold mercury-laden unfired ceramic pots filled with candies illegal here.


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