Professor Mark J. Perry's Blog for Economics and Finance
Thursday, August 18, 2011
First They Came for Kid-Run Lemonade Stands, II
Then the "licensing gestapo" came for adults with cancer trying to raise money with weekend yard sales:
Salem, OR -- "A woman fighting a terminal form of bone cancer is trying to raise money to help pay bills with a few weekend garage sales, but the city of Salem says she’s breaking the law and is shutting her down. Jan Cline had no idea, but the city of Salem has a clear law that states a person can only have three yard sales a year.
Cline has been selling her stuff in the backyard for a few weekends and said she thought she’d be fine by keeping the sale out of everyone’s way."
But then a city inspector showed up and shut her down....