When regulations are mentioned it is usually of the chemical waste put in public water facilities scenario, and that is one regulation we can all agree upon. But what about regulations that don't allow an individual to plant a garden in their front yard, or a hardware store owner not being allowed to offer free coffee to his customers, or a little girl arrested for selling lemonade. Mattress inspectors? As one small example, why does anyone need a permit to cut someone's hair?
We learn to accept these inane regulations thinking they are somehow in the public good but often without examining their consequences.