I a href=”http://confederateyankee.mu.nu/archives/288628.php”read over at Confederate Yankee that Amazon.com /ais letting their North Carolina associates go:br /br /blockquoteWe regret to inform you that the North Carolina state legislature (the General Assembly) appears ready to enact an unconstitutional tax collection scheme that would leave Amazon.com little choice but to end its relationships with North Carolina-based Associates. You are receiving this e-mail because our records indicate that you are an Amazon Associate and resident of North Carolina. /blockquotebr /br /According to Wikipedia, a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon.com#History_and_business_model”there are over 900,000 “Associates”/a working with Amazon. If legislation and regulation cause Amazon to let many of these affiliates go as they are doing in North Carolina, unemployment will only increase. My guess is what is happening with Amazon is happening to companies across the country– regulation and a href=”http://www.independent.org/pdf/tir/tir_01_4_higgs.pdf”regime uncertainty /aare causing companies and small businesses to get rid of, or not hire workers in the first place. br /br /This becomes a vicious circle. Everyone will talk about how high unemployment is without understanding how the government is sinking jobs at a fast pace. There will be a demand for government intervention which will only further the problem. Until people realize thatem more /emgovernment, regulation and taxes is not the solution, my guess is unemployment will rise.