Sunday, March 17, 2013

Rock-in-a-river laws

I'm not a big fan of Chronicle columnist Debra Saunders, but that doesn't mean she isn't occasionally correct.

She was right on the money with her focus on ineffective laws like the one that will do away with plastic shopping bags in Pacifica come Earth Day.

”These laws are rock-in-a-river laws. They drop a rock in a river and say there, we’ve blocked it. And the river does what rivers do.” The river flows around the rock, the effect is trivial, but it makes people feel good.

Posted by Steve Sinai

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