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Reason.tv: Regulation and the Entrepreneur

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At a time when political leaders are talking a lot about the need to create jobs from the top down, Donna Matias is taking more of a bottom-up approach. Matias and her colleagues at the Entrepreneurship Clinic at the University of San Diego Law School provide pro bono legal services to San Diego entrepreneurs.

We sat down with Matias to learn more about how her organization works to help low-income entrepreneurs overcome the regulatory hurdles that so often make it difficult for small businesses to succeed.

Produced by Paul Feine and Alex Manning.

Approximately 3.5 minutes.

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15 responses to “Reason.tv: Regulation and the Entrepreneur

  1. But some people paid some other people a lot of mone to make sure they had less competition from small, nimble, and passionate companies. So now we’re going to make sure they didn’t get their money’s worth?

  2. Regulation TO the Entrepreneur:

    Hey, fuck you buddy.

    1. Entrepreneur: Fuck this hassle, I’ll just go on welfare.

  3. Where are our trolls that think getting a license will magically protect someone from a bad dye job or weave?

  4. Juanita has nice side business braiding hair. She picked up the trade while wintering in Jamaica.

  5. We sat down with Matias to learn more about how her organization works to help low-income entrepreneurs overcome the regulatory hurdles that so often make it difficult for small businesses to succeed.

    In Latin America, millions of small entrepreneurs are able to overcome regulatory hurdles and succeed in carving out a good living by applying a simple market tool which is ubiquitous and practical. The name of that tool can be spelled this way:

    B-R-I-B-E-R-Y

    http://mises.org/daily/1884/In-Defense-of-Bribery

    1. Yes, but our benevolent overlords don’t take to bribing as easily. Unless you are donating campaign funds, then they can’t wait to suck your dick.

      1. Regulators don’t campaign for election.

        These are people who derive great pleasure from the power to say “No you can’t.”
        They’re not so much in it for the money as for the power to halt economic activity.
        Their day is not complete until they have ruined someone’s day.

  6. Can we have the names of the politician(s) and/or regulator(s) who passed and implemented the regulation that prevented the hair-dresser from working in seniors’ homes?

    Not that I want to publicly shame these assholes. No, I just want to throw a fucking bomb through their windows.

  7. Very cool piece. Though I don’t share her optimism that California will ever drop the regulations and taxes that keep small business from flourishing. Too many union interests that like the rules the way they are.

  8. She’s probably of Somali descent.

  9. She’ll still vote for Obama.

    1. she’s an IJ’er. my guess is RP or Johnson.

  10. So lawyers set up government rules and licensing laws to bar entry into entry level jobs.

    Now, passionate and caring lawyers provide free advice on how to comply to all the rules.

    This is so entrepreneurial! And so fun!

    Does the government subsidize her?

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