Sunday, September 19, 2004

Why the EU sucks, part XVIII....

From the ">Sunday Telegraph, (the ASI blog also comments) in order to sell artisan cheese legally, a Czech farmer has to sell it under the guise of animal feed.
He earns £97 a week from his cheese, but to comply with EU regulations would cost him almost £64,000!!
This type of lunacy is bad for the EU (and good for those who dislike the EU) because it reduces the legitimacy of the institution in the eyes of those affected by stupid laws; it therefore threatens to undermine the legitimacy of those areas where the EU operates efficiently (I will have to get back to you when I find out what these are); it threatens to reduce cultural diversity by suffocating small producers and boost the black markets by criminalising demand.

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