America is seizing up not just because of Commissar Yeager but because millions of people accept her authority over their lives. Federal regulation alone accounts for ten per cent of GDP – that’s to say, the economy of India flushed down the toilet in paperwork. As Laura Rosen Cohen notes of this remorseless sclerosis:
How free are you if an 11 year old cannot sell cupcakes to help cancer patients and eventually save for her very own car?
Answer: Not bloody free at all.