I just read a post on Facebook bitching about how much regulations add to the cost of a new home in America…
You know, like the ones that require builders to be licensed professionals who are going to craft the place where your family lives.
The ones that require your home to be built to best practices so that it’s less likely to catch fire or collapse due to shoddy craftsmanship.
The ones that ensure access to utilities are properly installed and accessible throughout the neighborhood.
The ones that check to make sure that the other guy is legally allowed to sell you your new house before you give him a huge amount of money.
And even the ones that help to protect the banks from risk so that they’ll be willing to loan you the money to pay for your new home.
Regulations aren’t all bad, and in a greedy, capitalist society like ours has become, government regulations are the common man’s last defense between the good and the bad. At least if you prefer your house with four walls and a roof over your head.