As part of the ongoing effort to crush the entrepreneurial spirit of children, several municipalities have targeted lemonade stands. That’s right…how dare those children selling lemonade attempt to take your money for providing a potentially bacteria-laden , unhealthy, loaded-with-sugar beverage, that has been stirred and handled by the grimy hands of 10 year olds….on a sidewalk not designated for commercial use, no less! Is your city spending the appropriate amount of time shutting down these potentially dangerous and corrupt sidewalk refreshment stands? In order to see if you are protected from these greed-motivated, money-making ventures that could turn your city into a Detroit hot mess in no time, check out John Aziz’ article from The Week (“What’s the Point of Regulating Lemonade Stands?) and the map of such occurrences provided by the Freedom Center of Missouri.
Has the regulation of lemonade stands gone too far?