The 5,000 commandants of the apple orchard

NY Times:

Picking Apples on a New York Farm With 5,000 Rules

Produce growers represent a textbook example of what businesses describe as regulatory fatigue. President Trump is tapping into the discontent.
It is hard to imagine why there are more than a half a dozen rules for picking apples.  Perhaps it is because it is impossible to make some simple things foolproof because fools are so ingenious.  Doing away with many of the rules is making people and businesses more productive which should lead to higher incomes.


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