"It should not take seven years and a team of lawyers to open a small business."
That quote is from Institute for Justice attorney Jeff Rowes, announcing a federal lawsuit filed today on behalf of Boston entrepreneur Erroll Tyler, whose attempts to start an amphibious sightseeing business have been thwarted by Boston police officials and a local cartel that controls every existing sightseeing license. Here's The Boston Globe's wonderfully libertarian take:
A Boston police spokeswoman says that the department is reviewing its policy on the sightseeing license moratorium. It should be reviewed, and then lifted. Absent any concern for the health and safety of the public, the moratorium, especially if applied selectively, is little more than a means to tread on the economic liberties of entrepreneurs.
Click below to watch a 3-minute video on the case.