by Chris Campbell
Laissez Faire Books
As much as we love bemoaning the Great Regulatory State in our virtual pages, the truth is it’s actually never been easier — or cheaper — to start your own business and be your own boss.
It really is a tale of two worlds.
On one end, as the State’s tentacles grow beyond all control, we have a Parasite’s Paradise. A place where it’s every man, woman and wolf for itself, all trying to grab some scraps before the rotting ship hits the ocean floor.
On the other end of the spectrum, though, we have a bootstrapper’s Shangri-La. A place where ideas can be tested in the marketplace for pennies on the dollar. Where the marketplace is still a wild and free jungle of ideas and the rats have no choice but to leave it alone.