I’ve got a bone to pick with some local lawmakers, especially with one in particular. After years of advocating hands-off deregulation on a number of fronts, politicians have been making a case for more government control of the free market—and I don’t mean on Wall Street. No, what I’m talking about is happening on Main Street in a recent flurry of proposed mandates that range from the relevant to the plain ridiculous. Banning trans fat from menu items and a call for more nutrition ...

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