Someone please explain how the state has any right to interfere in an arm's-length business contract. Recently, my state's A.G. has been threatening to regulate (or eliminate) payday loans because the interest rates -- plainly stated in black-and-white on every such contract -- are "too high."
What about restoring the slavery for debts as it was in the free market Rome? Based on contract, you know?
Yeah, I know. If these people aren't stepping in it this way, they will just find another.
While you're following that train of thought ...
Why would the state have any right to interfere when a dissatisfied customer caps one of these thieving clowns?
The answer is simple: somebody passed a stupid law that says it is illegal to kill someone else, even when they really, really need killing.
That's not just government interfering with business -- that's interfering with good social work.