The Nanny State
By Arnold Kling
Montgomery County, the government that brought you bans on trans fats, smoking and any sales of liquor except by the county’s own stores, last week added a new kind of regulation, becoming probably the first place in the country to require residents who hire nannies to do so via a written contract.
This is a classic MoCo decision to make law as a political statement rather than as a remedy to a burning social need.
Pointer from streiff, who remarks,
I’m guessing that if Fisher was a business owners he’d find a lot more to object to in Montgomery County that the regulating of nannies.