Sunday, June 23, 2013

California-Style Anti-Competitive Business Policies Are Alive and Well in Nevada

This is from our friend, Tim Sandufer at the Pacific Legal Foundation:

PLF represents Reno businessman Maurice Underwood and his company, Man With Van, in challenging the Silver State’s licensing law for moving businesses. That law says you can’t get a license to run a moving company if you’d compete against the existing moving companies–thus creating a cartel that restricts the number of moving businesses, raises prices for customers, and stifles the right of hard-working entrepreneurs to earn a living. That law doesn’t protect the public; it protects the pocketbooks of existing companies–and that’s unconstitutional. Worse, the law is so vaguely written that nobody–not even the bureaucrats who enforce the law–actually knows what it means.