Saturday, May 24, 2014

Conservatism, Libertarianism, and Food Trucks

The American Conservative's Gracy Olmstead on one of my favorite developments, along with microbreweries, of the last few deacdes in these here united States — Are Food Trucks Good for Community?
    It may seem that a “conservative” approach to this situation would be to hold on to the norm—to ban the food trucks, in favor of more anchored, traditional restaurants. Another supposed conservative approach might be to favor a complete “free market” approach: allowing the food trucks to run riot through Old Town, setting up shop on any old cobblestone street they favor.

    But a truly conservative approach must be both balanced and thoughtful—protecting the old, while embracing new measures that will complement civic life. We must consider the impact, for good and ill, that food trucks might have...
If food trucks threaten "more anchored, traditional restaurants," let the latter lower their prices.

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