City of the slumped shoulders

by Walter Olson on June 14, 2012

Chicago hits a rough patch [Aaron Renn, City Journal] “Cook County is viewed negatively from a litigiousness standpoint,” a statement touched with the quaint understatement for which the insurance business is known [PC 360 on AON, NATO] And here’s a video on how small businesses can face the “Chicagoland shakedown” [via John Cochrane]

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1 Tom Hunt 06.14.12 at 10:33 am

This isn’t so much about over regulation as it is about corruption. Now, maybe the regulations are there to facilitate corruption but it still boils down to a corrupt system rather than an over regulated one. Hitting the owners with a fine the day after the city tears up the sidewalk they were permitted to use has nothing to do with regulation.

T. Hunt

2 Anonymous Attorney 06.14.12 at 1:21 pm

“Judicial hellhole” is the better term.

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