The Cost 1: Megan’s Business Closes Due to Regulations

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Government policy has a cost. Every law and regulation passed by the government has a human toll. The Cost, a series of We Are Libertarians, is a one-on-one interview that tells the story of an average person as they deal with the outcome of policy. In 2012 (Episode 17), Chris Spangle and Chris Gault interviewed the owner of a roll your own tobacco shop. Because of a new law, they had to lay off 3/4 of their employees in a single day. Megan of the Smoke Station chain explains the real damage that government regulation has on small business owners and their employees. The Smoke Station converted to a vape shop, but was ultimately closed by Indiana excise police after new laws regulating the vaping industry were passed in Indiana and at the federal level.

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