More on Taxi Cartels: Breaking The Mpls. Cartel
Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel, in his ruling against the Minneapolis taxi cartel that led to an increase in the number of new taxi licenses by 45, “The established taxi vehicle license holders do not have a constitutionally protected freedom from competition.”
Nice choice of words. We have a lot of freedoms, but freedom from competitors isn’t one of them. Freedom to trade with potential customers is.
Read more here.
Read a previous post about the attempts to break the Minneapolis taxi cartel, with excerpts from an excellent George Will article about the situation.