FDA and Tobacco Advertising - Because I don't want the last word.
I will give you the OP's original statement was too broad and one that is very similar to one I've made too many times. However, it's a generalization about a certain kind of regulation. There are the regulations that make business fair for all, anti-trust, the ones that enforce business ethics, then there are those other ones. The "special interest" and we can't get the support to kill this all together so we'll make ridiculous regulations that serve no purpose other than to stifle the industry.