Thursday, November 28, 2013

Rube Goldberg Legal System Derails CA Bullet Train

Via Instapundit.  I had been following this, and frankly, none of it made any sense.  Now I know why!

Opponents of the plan won’t find much to cheer in the rulings; they’ll just extend deadlines, complicate the process and drive costs up even higher. One of the reasons America can’t build much these days is that our legal and regulatory systems have gradually morphed into insane Rube Goldberg contraptions. It takes years and even decades, not to mention millions and billions in legal costs and project delay costs, to get anything significant done.

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