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    Terasiel is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Default Is the Market Too Regulated? (Lemonade and Vegetables)

    ABC News: Mayor Shutters Children's Produce Stand For Lack of Permits

    As many have probably seen on the various news feeds as of late, there was an 11 year old girl selling vegetables through a roadside stand who was ordered to shut down her business.

    Katie and Sabrina Lewis' veggie stand, in the town of Clayton, Calif., where they sold homegrown watermelons for $1, has been shuttered by town officials who told the girls' parents that their daughters' venture violated local zoning ordinances.
    This, of course, isn't the first time this has happened by any means. Not too long ago a lemonade stand was shut down that belonged to a 6 year old girl for similar reasons.

    But a earlier this week, Abagail and her friends were put out of business by a neighbor.

    "We didn't have a permit, so she called the cops," Abagail said.

    The police arrived and told them to take down the lemonade stand because Abagail was violating city laws by not having a temporary business permit.
    Police Shut Down 6-Year-Old's Lemonade Stand
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    Have we, the American people of this forum and beyond, allowed our government too much control over our small business?

    Just to set up a preemptive opposing point, there are certain individuals that, when presented a question like this, would be quick to note that many citizens often accuse the government of allowing too much profiteering and price gouging of larger businesses. Therefore this is just a side effect of having government involvement in private businesses.

    My question for you is simple: Is this simply an exaggerated series of cases, or is there a serious problem here?

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    MojoMunkeez is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    On one hand, you can say that "they're just kids". But kids or not, their selling produce does create more competition for actual grocers. And since it's just an impromptu stand, they don't have to face the same restrictions and regulations the grocers have to go through.
    That said, lemonade stands and whatnot run by little kids is what summer in America is all about. It demonstrates the entrepreneurial spirit that Americans are so proud of.



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    Lulz. Put em' kidz in jail for selling lemonade

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    "exaggerated"


    those capitalist pigs.

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    MojoMunkeez is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Incidentally, the vegetable stand in question is apparently about 40 minutes away from where I live.



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    Black Mail the six year olds to give you free lemonade and veggies.

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    A friend of mine got bankrupt in America.
    and now he's screwed to pay up his debts through dish washing...


    way to go
    Land of opportunities

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    A friend of mine got ran over because he was drunk and crossed the street when the light was green.
    and now he's paralyzed from the neck down...


    way to go
    Land of oportunities

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    R3dKnight is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    and what had this to do with regulating markets?

    being a paralyzed prostitute standing on the corner of a street?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R3dKnight View Post
    and what had this to do with regulating markets?

    being a poor paralyzed prostitute standing on the corner of a street?
    Fixed.

    No, EU annd NAFTA agrar regulations ftw. Good to regulate poorness and famine risings in teh third world

 

 

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