Thursday, May 19, 2011

Just How Close to a Train Track Can You Set Up a Vegetable Market? Pretty Damn Close!


 

HT: Lee Brown

10 Comments:

At 5/19/2011 11:30 PM, Blogger Stone Glasgow said...

Wow. Imagine all the violations this would involve in the US.

 
At 5/20/2011 5:39 AM, Blogger geoih said...

Quote from Stone Glasgow: "Wow. Imagine all the violations this would involve in the US."

True. We'd most assuredly need to send in armed government enforcers to clean out this den of high risk behavior, for these people's own good. (I wonder who decided to put the rail line down this path?)

 
At 5/20/2011 8:29 AM, Blogger Rand said...

So! You want those potatoes mashed!

 
At 5/20/2011 9:40 AM, Blogger Michael Hoff said...

I've heard a guy on the radio say that the rest of the world looks like the bar scene from Star Wars. Here's visual proof!

 
At 5/20/2011 12:26 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

Sidewalk vendors, push-carts, jitney drivers, recreational drug purveyors, prostitution, speakeasies--all of it should be legalized.

Sadly, nearly all local governments outlaw people working for a living for themselves, when it comes to low capital, low barrier to entry businesses. Try being a push-cart food vendor in your city. Try offering drinks for sale on your front porch.

This is one reason why I support a minimum wage. We basically outlaw the Average Joe from setting up his own business, so he must work for somebody else.

If we would nationally mandate a Right to Commerce on public areas, then I would advocate getting rid of minimum wage.

 
At 5/20/2011 12:31 PM, Blogger Stone Glasgow said...

Setting a minimum wage is exactly like setting a minimum price requirement for the veggies sold on the street. If it is high enough, people shop in supermarkets instead, or reduce consumption of veggies.

If the min wage is high enough, people hire machines instead, or don't hire as much low skill labor. So we get more unemployment and less productivity.

 
At 5/20/2011 7:13 PM, Blogger Marko said...

What bugs me is that there are folks that will see this and think these people need to be protected and outlaw this. As a result of a desire to "protect" people from the clear dangers they have chosen, the people could end up in a much more dangerous trade, like the sex trade.

The folks that want to "protect" these people by ruining their lives often somehow end up in charge.

 
At 5/20/2011 8:50 PM, Blogger VangelV said...

Sidewalk vendors, push-carts, jitney drivers, recreational drug purveyors, prostitution, speakeasies--all of it should be legalized.

Sadly, nearly all local governments outlaw people working for a living for themselves, when it comes to low capital, low barrier to entry businesses. Try being a push-cart food vendor in your city. Try offering drinks for sale on your front porch.


So far so good. You have taken rational approach to reducing poverty.

This is one reason why I support a minimum wage. We basically outlaw the Average Joe from setting up his own business, so he must work for somebody else.

It did not take long to become irrational and sabotage your previous arguments. If the government does something stupid you don't fix it by having it do something just as stupid.

 
At 5/20/2011 10:07 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"What bugs me is that there are folks that will see this and think these people need to be protected and outlaw this."

Don't worry, Marko, that video wasn't likely shot in an OECD country, so while those people may have many other problems, safety nazis isn't one of them. There are SOME advantages to living in a third world country.

 
At 5/20/2011 10:07 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

Marko-

The sex trade is dangerous? Crickey, for most of my life I gave it away--until there were no takers.

 

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