Saturday, February 21, 2009
Here is a great article from The Freeman on how existing economic interests team up with state and local governments to restrict the entry of new competitors. An interesting side note is that veterinarians are some of the worst offenders. The article profiles one woman in Maryland who was prohibited under penalty of criminal prosecution from massaging horses. Another example happened in Texas 3 or 4 years ago when the vets sought to prohibit non vets from floating horse teeth. The vets succeeded in 2007 and the battle continues.