Not From The Onion: New Light Bulb Warning Labels

Thanks to the Federal Government, light bulb packages will soon look like food labels and, perhaps eventually, cigarette packages (“ELECTRICIAN GENERAL WARNING: Incandescent Light Bulb Use Increases The Risk Of Infertility, Stillbirth, And Low Birth Weight”). Perhaps you didn’t know that Section 321 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 gave the Federal Trade Commission authority to design new light bulb labeling rules. Thank goodness someone is looking out for our health and safety! Why, if it hadn’t been for the federal government, we’d probably still be using candles. (HT: Gizmodo.)

Peter G. Klein is a Research Fellow, Associate Editor of The Independent Review, and Member of the Board of Advisors of the Center on Culture and Civil Society at the Independent Institute.
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