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APRIL 16, 2014 by THE FREEMAN


 

In the new mini-documentary Locked Out, Sean Malone shares the stories of microentrepreneurs fighting against artificial barriers to entry.


Whenever you hear someone claim the benefits of government regulation, think about sharing this post. So very often the issue is not one of public health or the public interest, but of industry cartels colluding with bureaucrats in an effort to thwart honest competition.

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