From the Mises Blog comes this story about how
The City of Emeryville, California, is looking for individuals to serve on its new ‘Food Truck Taskforce’ — a bureaucratic reaction to the increased competition local “brick and mortar” restaurants face from mobile kitchens. Local worker Catherine Hicks tweeted, ‘restaurants are whining that trucks are more popular at lunch!’
Competition?! Oh no! Heaven forbid!
Statists don’t like competition. Why, because it’s easier. Your foibles, your flaws, your inefficiencies aren’t likely to be as apparent. Your merit won’t likely be tested. Instead they’d prefer to reach out to the bureaucrats so that they remain in the safe, pitiful, mediocre haven of government regulated bliss.