Regulation that only harms the honest

Burning out money has a post on the hurdles to open a new savings account. Introduced to help prevent money laundering, it

“there is not a single case of any would-be launderer being caught by this system. As you’d kinda guess, real launderers are quite capable of cobbling together the necessary fake docs, and ticking all the right boxes.”

Like with government expenditure, in regulation, the areas be scrapped are those where government activity does net harm to society. This anti-laundering legislation looks to be one of them.

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