Regulation

'They Make Law, Law, Law'

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The New York City Council has decreed, mainly for aesthetic reasons, that every solid metal storefront security gate in the city must be replaced by a see-through variety. Pyung Lim Lee, a Brooklyn dry cleaner interviewed by The New York Times about the new requirement, nicely sums up the problem with this and every other meddlesome, picayune dictate dreamed up by politicians who do not have to bear the consequences: "They make law, law, law, and people's life is more difficult." But at least Lee has a sense of humor about the situation. "If the government pays," he says, "then OK."