Let the consumer decide

In June, we told you about the case of Adam Sweet, a Portland college student who was trying to earn a living with his moving company, and how state law made that almost impossible. Now, some good news.

On January 14th, Adam and his public interest law firm, Pacific Legal Foundation, organized a “Caravan for Freedom” around the State Capitol, and on January 21st a federal judge in Oregon blocked the state’s attempt to throw Adam’s case out of court without a trial.

Watch this short video, and weigh in with your thoughts about whether it’s right or wrong to let an entrepreneur’s competitors keep him or her from entering their field.

Steve Buckstein is founder and senior policy analyst at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research center.