Dan Quayle, Regulation Terminator

You won't hear any Dan Quayle jokes from Roland S. Boreham Jr. The Fort Smith (Ark.) chief executive, whose Baldor Electric Co. builds motors, has signed up for Quayle's campaign to simplify product-liability laws. "The system is so doggone complicated and expensive, other countries are laughing at us," he says. "We're at a competitive disadvantage."

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