Friday, August 20, 2010
Barriers to Entry
This seems like a natural follow up to yesterday's post. Word is that several area establishments and business improvement districts (BIDs) are upset by the wave of new food vendors and are trying to keep them away from existing businesses. A few details here. A good summary here. The DC government has a site for the proposed rulemaking here. My mind turns immediately to Jack High's The Politics of Purity, one of the best case studies of federal rulemaking (a relatively understudied topic) and about the politics of food quality and regulation.