[EPISODE 2: Protection from Jobs] I’m really doing it, Lib! I got a studio space! I’m so proud of you. And Gov is super excited to help. I thought he was against
you running a business. No. Now that I’m done with college,
he thinks it’s a great idea. Plus he says it might help me pay back
my student loans. Who are you talking to? It’s just Libby. We’re having a picnic? I had to confiscate this
from some eco-terrorist. He is trying to introduce
foreign foods to the local fauna. He didn’t have a wildlife impact form. Is that really important? Society is built on rules and regulations. When people ignore those rules,
society collapses. Then we’re all tearing each other apart
in a Thunderdome. Although, a new Thunderdome Development Zone would be a huge boost to the local economy. I’ve got an idea. I gotta make a phone call. She will not call you back. Hey, space cadet, pass me that rag. You still have these? Sure. Babies loved them! Stupid babies who can’t keep food
in their stupid mouths. I think you’re being unfair to babies. I am not angry at babies. I am angry at the reminder of failure. Isn’t this great! I can’t make these fast enough. Everyone loves my bibs. How exciting! I love small business, not as much as big business, but still. Hey, I got you something! You did! What is it? Ta da! What every business needs. Oh… thanks. You’re welcome. Hey, I can’t do lunch tomorrow. I’m totally swamped with orders. And Libby and I are gonna take
a stab at optimizing my Etsy page. Did you say Libby? I’ve been researching SEO stuff
and making design tweaks on her site. It’s going super well. Wait. She’s not working for you, Is she? Yeah. She’s really good at… …the dorky stuff that’s boring. Analytics suggests that
the pink bibs are doing better than the blue bibs by 35%. See? Look. The last thing I want to do
is tell someone else what to do… … Go away. I’m just a little concerned,
Are you ready for this? Hiring another employee is a really big step. She’s been already freelancing for me. Wait, Have you being paying her? Yeah, a little bit. Hoo boy. Okay, well, good thing I’m here. Now that I know that Libby is working for you, it’s my moral responsibility to protect her. Thanks, I guess, for caring,
but I don’t have to worry about Alexis. Pee into this. Wait. What are you protecting her from? I’m protecting her from you, her employer. It’s just a small business. It’s not a big deal. It’s not a big deal? Yeah… Is child labor not a big deal? What if poisonous toxic chemicals in these bibs make Libby more incoherent
than she already is. Is that not a big deal? Alexis, businesses are dangerous, I mean I’m talking marijuana-level dangers. And all these rules have been put into place to protect workers and consumers. So, if you want to hire Libby,
you’re gonna need to comply. I don’t know if I can afford this.
Maybe I can’t hire you. It kinda sounds like you
just protected me out of a job. Now, they say all these regulations
are to help workers and consumers, but all that leads to is fewer jobs. Okay, that is exactly why we have
unemployment insurance. So, there’s nothing to worry about. All these protections are done with good intentions, and I’ve never heard of a road paved
with good intentions going anywhere bad. Are these lead free? They’re one hundred percent cotton. I’m not a hundred percent sure of that.
We’ll need to get it tested. We will send you the bill, don’t pee on that one. See you for lunch tomorrow. And if I follow all the rules and everything, Do you think my business
can still make a profit? I don’t know, not really my area of expertise!