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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Michigan Teen Opens Hot Dog Stand to Help Disabled Parents – City Shuts Him Down

In Holland, Mich., a 13-year-old entrepreneur (Nathan Duszynski) thought he would be able to sell hot dogs and financially help his disabled parents with the purchase of a food cart. 

Unfortunately, city zoning officials have shut down his business, based on an ordinance that prohibits competition to brick-and-mortar restaurants from mobile food vendors. 

Conservablogger Comment:

This is a good example of unintended consequences of strict adherence to this kind of  law.  Where is the humanity in this city?

What is the city actually teaching this young man?  What example could this young man have made to his peers if he had not been shut down; had he been successful?  

Hopefully he didn't teach his peers that entrepreneurship is a waste of time, money and energy.

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