I should have been more specific. I do agree that we have an abundance of non-sensical regulations that should simply go away. I am sure I have complained about some of them here, so no disagreement on that point.It might make sense sometimes. Possible?
There are also those in the examples in Jzk's post, "Occupancy licenses, sales tax, payroll tax, annual reports", which are not going anywhere. The hair braiding requirements could go away without replacement, the revenue from payroll taxes and sales taxes is essential to govt, and if they go away they need to be replaced with something else, which at least initially only adds complexity. Also in those examples, tech does exist today which can make those tasks much easier, and that tech can be further improved to make it simpler still. I believe many of the most complained about regulations contain both a burden and a benefit, and we should look at whether there is a way to maintain the benefit while reducing the burden in addition to simply weighing the benefit against the burden. Since in many, possibly most, cases the people receiving the benefit and those bearing the burden are different people, focusing only on weighing benefits and burdens is going to create division because each side looks at it from their perspective. Where it is possible to reduce the burden while maintaining the benefit, we get the best of both worlds. It may not always be possible, but I prefer that as a starting point rather than jumping straight to weighing benefits and burdens.