John Stossel on the Government's War on the Little Guy

Magicians included.

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Marty the Magician performed magic tricks for kids, including the traditional rabbit-out-of-a-hat. Then one day: "I was signing autographs and taking pictures with children and their parents," he told me. "Suddenly, a badge was thrown into the mix, and an inspector said, 'Let me see your license.'" John Stossel laments that this Kafkaesque enforcement of petty rules is not a bizarre exception.

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