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"Shut Up And Deal": April 21 New Yorker

"Shut Up And Deal": April 21 New Yorker

The April 21 New Yorker has an interesting piece by James Surowiecki ("The Financial Page") on the disputation between Tesla Motors and various state car dealer associations. The tone of the article is very pro-Tesla and anti-dealer. It calls out state laws prohibiting direct sales of cars as prime examples of unholy collusion between legislators and entrenched business interests. The bullet point of the piece is a quote from a Yale professor: "There isn't a rational argument for why a new company should have to use dealers. It's just dealers trying to protect their profits."