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    A little late today.  Been battling a particularly well-concealed glitch in the HTML for the past hour...

    There is a little piece of near-boilerplate I've used at the end of each of these Regulation diaries, about how regulations are not the product of some malevolent bureaucrat but rather the result of human tragedy and a public reaction that makes us all safer.  I'm going to dispense with it this week because, frankly, it just doesn't seem to fit today.  We should be doing better.

    Your humble diarist now finds it necessary to take a short sabbatical from How Regulation came to be while he parks his fat ass on the sofa and watches every damn NCAA tournament game CBS airs attends to some Very Important Business.  But we will be back, if not before, then at the very least by Sunday, April 19 for a pre-Earth Day Regulation diary in which we'll look at one of the most important pieces of environmental legislation of the last century; take out our balloon-bursting pins and deflate a  popular myth or two; gather 'round the campfire, get all Kumbaya-like and sing a few Randy Newman songs; and contemplate a wall of flames floating through the middle of a major American city in a little diary with the current working title How Regulation came to be: Red Moon Rising.  Hope to see you then.

    People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. --C. Wright Mills

    by dsteffen on Sun Mar 22, 2009 at 03:02:25 PM PDT

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