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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Struggling Through a Depression Amid Food Truck Regulation and Crony Capitalism...


Greg Robinson:

If we are setting up food carts, food wagons, that compete with those restaurants the aren't  paying, for example,  the assessments ... the same things that those property owners are paying  to provide the  amenities downtown, uh, that could be a problem.

No. The problem is that regulatory nexus between government and business upon which crony capitalism takes root, strangling innovation and forcing many to do without while the few exchange dollars for favors.

Michigan Teen Opens Hot Dog Stand to Help Disabled Parents – City Shuts Him Down:

In Holland, Michigan, a 13-year-old entrepreneur thought he would be able to sell hot dogs and financially help his disabled parents with the purchase of a food cart. Unfortunately, city zoning officials have shut down his business, based on an ordinance that prohibits competition to brick-and-mortar restaurants from mobile food vendors. Nathan Dusynski wanted to help out his family and raise money for college. His mother has epilepsy and his father has multiple sclerosis. But the city shut him down. The hot dog stand violated a city ordinance. Michigan Capitol Confidential reported:

The taxes these "brick and mortar" businesses pay entitle them to no claim to public property. Some people just want to feed themselves and their families while others simply wish to enjoy food cart wares, but when government caters to some over others we all starve.


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