And though of all men the moody captain of the Pequod was the least given to that sort of shallowest assumption; and though the only homage he ever exacted, was implicit, instantaneous obedience; though he required no man to remove the shoes from his feet ere stepping upon the quarter-deck; and though there were times when, owing to peculiar circumstances connected with events hereafter to be detailed, he addressed them in unusual terms, whether of condescension or IN TERROREM, orů
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Many regulations function as implicit taxes, with far-reaching effects on consumer prices, employment, and innovation.
Marlo Lewis, Jr. -- Reviving Regulatory Reform: Options for the President and Congress -- http://www.cei.org/utils/printer.cfm?AID=4446(retrieved 06/28/06)