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Regulatory Robbery: D.C. tour guides want competition regulated out of business

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Regulation created in the name of protecting consumers often serves mostly to protect incumbent businesses from competition. Today’s example: the licensing cartel in D.C. tour guides. Jenny Rogers at the City Paper tells the story of “Segs in the City,” a Segway-based tour company that refuses to get licensed. Segs in the City offers daily tours of a city that requires its tour guides to be...

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