Regulating cornrows

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Regulating Cornrows By John Stossel         April 6, 2005 Every once in a while, people in Washington have a good idea. A really good  idea.  An idea that creates jobs and provides a service people like.  Then, the  government gets involved. Some years ago, a married couple, Taalib-Din Uqdah and Pamela Farrell, went  If politicians' speeches are right, Uqdah and Farrell were heroes: Inner cities  need businesses, and the couple had built a booming business in Washington,  D.C. They had 20,000 customers, employed 10 people and took in half a million  dollars a year. Some women came from as far away as Connecticut, six hours    Did the politicians honor these entrepreneurs for contributing to the community?  Find ways to encourage others to do similar things? Well, the government did  respond. But it wasn't with encouragement.  Local bureaucrats ordered Uqdah to cease and desist, or be "subject to criminal  prosecution." Why?  Because he didn't have a license. "It's a safety issue," said 
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