A Fight for Small Business Freedom

LEVI KING | July 2, 2018

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In April, I did the unthinkable: I swapped my usual work uniform—T-shirt, sneakers, comfortable pants—for formal business attire. The occasion: A hearing conducted by the California Senate Banking and Institutions Committee. The subject: A bill with the very Star Wars-y name of SB-1235. I was there to testify on its behalf. SB-1235, to put it plainly, would require small business lenders to be more transparent about the cost of their products. No more waiting till the last minute to reveal interest rates, for example. As I recently published elsewhere, I’m not a huge fan of regulation for its own sake. Running a small business demands the freedom to take risks, and too much nanny-state babysitting can put a serious damper on such enterprise. But what better occasion than the Fourth of July to insist that small business owners have room to improvise and innovate and strive for the American Dream?

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