From p. 158 of The Social Dilemma, Volume 8 of Gordon Tullock’s Selected Works:
Altogether, the extent to which people have freedom is more or less an inverse function of the number of laws in force.
Think of it as a very 20th century way of saying the same thing Tacitus said about two millennia ago:
The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Some principles are timeless. One of them is that simplicity is beautiful, and honest.