protectionism

Think Lemonade was Hard? Try Being a Kid Selling Hot Dogs in Michigan

Posted July 22nd, 2012 by AnarchoMinded
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13 year old saves up $1,200 to buy a hot dog stand to help his family out. He files all the necessary paperwork, he gets a vending permit, gets permission from the property owner on where he is to set up his stand just to be shot down by city hall.

Duszynski was told by city officials that "his cart was in violation of a Holland zoning law that protects existing food businesses downtown against competition from mobile food vendors, and he would have to cease operation immediately."

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Bill would make selling fake maple syrup a Federal felony

Six senators introduced legislation that would make selling fake maple syrup a felony offense leading to fines and up to five years in prison.

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Microsoft Execs Urge Government for More Protectionism

Posted March 25th, 2011 by celestrion
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Imagine a world where Microsoft could sue, for example, General Electric because it sold a refrigerator to a retail store in Seattle, and that model of refrigerator used a fan designed by a Chinese firm owned a single PC with a pirated copy of Microsoft Windows. Microsoft executives are lobbying lawmakers for just this vision of the future.

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VT unsatisfied as Log Cabin relents on caramel color in syrup

Under fire in maple-syrup country, the maker of Log Cabin All Natural Syrup said Tuesday it will get rid of the product's caramel coloring in response to complaints by producers of the real thing.

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FTC Plans To Tax Digital News Sources To Rescue Dead Tree Media

That pesky internet has replaced dead tree media as the primary source of news for Americans, likely because it's a) superior and b) forces corporate and political propagandists to compete with the truth. Uh oh! Here comes government to the rescue...

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Oracle, Protectionism, And The Myth Of 'Our Jobs'

Posted August 5th, 2009 by d_goddard
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URL: (see note below)
http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2009/08/oracle_and_the...

Oracle Corporation has 61% of its employees based outside of "the Americas". And yet, the number of US-based employees at the company has gone down less than 1%.

If most of the employees are outside the US, just which country is "stealing the other country's jobs" ?!

[TECHNICAL NOTE - originally posted as a News Story but the prep system says the URL "doesn't seem to be working". When I copy and paste it into my browser, however, it works just fine.]

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