In an article sent by one of my wonderful readers there are charts showing the ease of starting and getting a business running. The U.S. comes out as a hard place to start and run a business.
If you are starting a restaurant or a retail shop, the impediments can be great. Especially in the union controlled cities of nearly every American city. In communist San Francisco, a new business can take forever, depending on how well you know the bribery circuits. A friend has spent two years trying to open her second ice cream retail shop.
For any other kind of business that is not true. I worked with over 2,000 start up businesses over the past 45 years and most of them started as outlaws. They didn’t get permits, they didn’t get licenses and they didn’t file the appropriate taxes.
The nature of America is that government is local and local government is usually so incompetent that you can do whatever your want by going to a bad neighborhood where neighbors don’t bother you. That is where nearly all new businesses get started.
Most don’t bother to get permits, licenses, or pay taxes until they have an established market and know their business will succeed.
So the American way we deal with the horrors of our communist local urban government is to go rogue and ignore the assholes.