Cominciamo da questo (preso da qui):
A friend and I met up at a new bookstore and café in the centre of town, which has only been open for a month. The establishment is in the center of an area filled with bars, and the owner decided the neighborhood could use a place for people to convene and talk without having to drink alcohol and listen to loud music. After we sat down, we asked the waitress for a coffee. She thanked us for our order and immediately turned and walked out the front door. My friend explained that the owner of the bookstore/café couldn’t get a license to provide coffee. She had tried to just buy a coffee machine and give the coffee away for free, thinking that lingering patrons would boost book sales. However, giving away coffee was illegal as well. Instead, the owner had to strike a deal with a bar across the street, whereby they make the coffee and the waitress spends all day shuttling between the bar and the bookstore/café. My friend also explained to me that books could not be purchased at the bookstore, as it was after 18h and it is illegal to sell books in Greece beyond that hour. I was in a bookstore/café that could neither sell books nor make coffee.E poi ci sarebbe quest'altro:
It took 10 months, a fat bundle of paperwork, countless certificates, long hours of haggling with bureaucrats and overcoming myriad other inconceivable obstacles for one group of young entrepreneurs to open an online store. [...]Io non sono poi così tanto liberista, anzi sarei abbastanza più socialista che liberale. Credo che lo stato, oltre che essere inevitabile, sia a volte addirittura utile (pensa te).
Antonopoulos and his partners spent hours collecting papers from tax offices, the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the municipal service where the company is based, the health inspector’s office, the fire department and banks. At the health department, they were told that all the shareholders of the company would have to provide chest X-rays, and, in the most surreal demand of all, stool samples.
Once they climbed the crazy mountain of Greek bureaucracy and reached the summit, they faced the quagmire of the bank, where the issue of how to confirm the credit card details of customers ended in the bank demanding that the entire website be in Greek only, including the names of the products. [...]
Antonopoulos describes the massive difference between the treatment he and his partners received from the Greek authorities and the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA), whose approval Oliveshop.com needed in order to export its products to the USA.
“I contacted the FDA and they sent us an e-mail with directions immediately. I filled in an online form and was done in five minutes. We received the approval 24 hours after making our application.”
The online store has already been in operation for five months and has received orders from countries as diverse as Denmark, Germany, Norway, Mongolia and the USA. The company is already covering its operational costs and is working on expanding its site with two new versions, in German and Italian. [...]
Però i cittadini devono essere liberi di esprimere il proprio potenziale, di poter interagire liberamente, quando e come vogliono. E lo stato non può arrogarsi il diritto di regolare ogni singola attività dell'individuo. Oltre che essere anti-economico, un tale comportamento odioso è anche corrotto, immorale e eticamente inaccettabile.
Lo stato dovrebbe regolare il meno possibile: meno è meglio è.