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More developments on the -- -- abuse of the Americans with disabilities act.
The Associated Press now reports that hotels and recreation centers could end -- Out of business after being forced to comply with the law make elastic from a reason -- It is in DC.
This is a story which the times had New York Times had big time yesterday that a further developments on it today Americans -- disabilities act of really being abused by.
Lawyers and professional plaintiffs -- up.
They -- I put it to you.
There's nothing you can do he it's a lousy piece alleges badly written legislation.
Vicious lawyers and corrupt plaintiffs who -- in a business -- there's nothing you can do is that.
Well I I think the first thing to understand is that this is not really an abuse of the law this is doing what the law was intended to kind of facilitate.
I think the Americans with disabilities act which was passed in 1990 by a Republican president George H.
Bush -- -- the signature.
Kind of career -- for.
For Bob Dole who himself as disabled.
It is a classic case a very good intentions leading to very bad law.
And essentially outcomes which to the extent their positive were already in place and in process before.
You brought in the federal government with the ability to really lower the boom on businesses and employers.
In a way that really doesn't help the disable.
The Euro libertarians I'm sure you court judge Napolitano is seven point -- today that.
You can't sue the federal government if the federal government runs a bagel shop.
And it doesn't have wheelchair accessibility you cannot sue that particular -- shelf can I AM IAM very confident that if the federal government -- a bagel shop nobody would be eating there anyway so it's kind of point what I focus on more and something with Americans with disabilities -- -- is is less the philosophical grounding of it rather in just the empirical results of it.
Very few people -- -- able to find anything positive to say about the federal Americans with disabilities act.
It has not increase the labor force participation rate of handicapped people which was its main goal.
It has not really created a groundswell of kind of empathy for handicapped people for the simple reason that that was already in place before the law was written.
What we need to understand is the ABA is a classic case of kind of certifying social convention.
That have been ongoing but that the state level but also in in kind of common culture civic culture.
It's the type of law that makes it it it layers on top of everything else all the difficulties all the subject -- the valuations.
Federal penalties for failing to go along with.
Attitudes and changes in business practice but this -- for customers as -- employees that had already been happening time.
They got less -- thanks so much for joining us as always appreciate -- -- vote thank you.
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