Problem

Restrictive social policies

Other Names:
Counterproductive social restrictions
Over-regulation of public life
Unwarranted social prohibitions
Compulsory social obligations
Gratuitous restrictions
Overcomplicated implementation of citizen rights and responsibilities
Nature:
Guidelines and laws relating to individual freedom and commercial practices which are unnecessarily restrictive. In many instances these restrictions or warnings are patronizing or over-protective, and their establishment and monitoring consumes public funds which are wrung from underserviced areas.
Incidence:
A city restaurant in the USA was unable to use its private lawn for outdoor dining because the state law forbade the serving of alcohol if there was not "a high wall or fence" between the drink and the passerby. On the nearby corner any teenager could buy street drugs.
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
15.06.2018 – 07:24 CEST