Some news on the job-creation front in Florida.
A state legislator has found yet another example of government regulation getting in the way of job creation.
So Rep. Ritch Workman, R-Melbourne, filed a bill this week to bring back “dwarf tossing,” the barbaric and dangerous barroom spectacle that was imported from Australia and thrived briefly in Florida before it was outlawed in 1989.
“I’m on a quest to seek and destroy unnecessary burdens on the freedom and liberties of people,” Workman said. “This is an example of Big Brother government.
“All that it does is prevent some dwarfs from getting jobs they would be happy to get,” Workman said. “In this economy, or any economy, why would we want to prevent people from getting gainful employment?”
This story reminded me of one of my former employers that allegedly had a fondness for dwarf tossing.
In an order filed yesterday, the SEC provided details of a bachelor party in Miami for Fidelity traders that was reported in a 2005 WSJ front-pager. Allegedly, Wall Street firms provided private jets, the illegal drug Ecstasy, and paid for female escorts for attendees, which included Fidelity traders. The party also featured the hiring of a male dwarf for a “dwarf tossing” contest, a practice that has been banned in many places. WSJ