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Governments restrict consumer benefits of private companies

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A couple of examples where private sector companies are doing what consumers want, and are punished by governments

 

1) Barcelona introduces a rule that taxis can only pick up 15 minutes after they have been called (this is to limit Über and others, who are actually providing a better service than previously existed)

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/business-47071710

 

2) France insists shops make a 10% profit on food, to allow small shops to compete with supermarkets

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi8v6zWoJvgAhUDaVAKHbwXCA0QzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fworld-europe-47089844&psig=AOvVaw1868EI5EbLtN-oTggLS2AI&ust=1549135255870909

 

Both actually hurt rather than help the average citizen! 

 

The taxi ruling especially makes Barcelona look very backward!

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Women will have to wait alone 15 minutes longer on sidewalk at night. Staff get sacked to minimise costs and maintain same prices with higher mandatory profit margin.

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Sunday Trading laws in the UK are a daft one too which hurt the average citizen. I'm sure a lot of people who have worked a job on a shift pattern have eventually experienced at one time or another the annoyance of only having Sunday afternoon to get their shopping done only to realise that the local supermarket had closed and the only option left to try to do food shopping at a convenience store.

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