The petty micromanaging and over legislating of business. Let me give an example. For over 20 years I have had carpet on the front side of the bar and counters. Many places do use carpet on walls for texture and sound deadening.
Suddenly state agents declare this year that's a no go because it's not a cleanable surface. I'll replace it with paneling today at my expense, as it's not worth the argument.
My industry has a lot of dumb regulations and taxes. Others have more, others less, but it all contributes to the notion presented in a study reported on in the Post.
New York ranks last in economic freedom.