The government’s protection of the entrenched is most noted by local efforts to ban Uber and the Tesla distribution model. Of course, like most protectionist legislation, the stated objective is to protect the public, but the end game is to protect the existing companies from the competition of better ideas.
Recently in Louisville I called a cab for a ride to the airport. 45 minutes later a dirty cab- inside and out- driven by a man in his pajamas, still yawning from being called to work from his deep sleep, arrived. This is what they are protecting.
For slightly more than the price of a dingy cab, Uber will send me a clean SUV. No cash is exchanged. The cab industry will have to improve or die.
Tesla is in demand and efforts to thwart their simplified distribution model will not likely be thwarted by efforts to protect their competition,
The younger more tech savvy voter will lean toward the party that refuses to stand in the way of market progress and their choices.