Nation: Rage over Rising Regulation

To autocratic bureaucrats, nothing succeeds like excess

Joe Pinga could scarcely believe his eyes when he opened the innocent-looking letter from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It charged him with twelve federal violations in his bakery in West Warwick, R.I., including electric plugs with two prongs instead of three and a safety railing four inches too low. Deeply hurt, Pinga asked himself: "My God, how can I be guilty? I haven't even had a trial." So he challenged the charges in court and spent $1,500 in legal fees to beat a $90 fine....

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