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Michael Sansolo the other day devoted to a column to the old-world sensibilities in some states that seem designed to protect traditional car dealership networks … even if those networks are not in the consumer's best interests. It all has to do with political power, lobbying and the inability in some quarters to recognize the inevitability of change … and resistance to change is hardly something limited to the car business.

Well, James Surowiecki has an excellent piece in The New Yorker that explores the same subject … and it is worth taking a look at here. Ironically, this is one of those cases where some pro-business interests are in favor of restrictive government regulation … and pro-consumer interests are opposed to such regulations.
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