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Unformatted text preview: are not seeking to penalize anyone”: Testimony of Howard Coble to the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law,
House Judiciary Committee, June 29,1999.
“whiny butts”: For this quote and Ireland’s views on franchise reform, see Kirk Victor, “Franchising Fracas,” National Journal, September
26, 1992; Deirdre Shesgreen, “Franchisees Seek Protection on Hill,” Legal Times, January 4, 1999.
“free enterprise contract negotiations”: Quoted in “Small Business Franchise Partnerships Feared Endangered if Federal Government
Muscles In,” PR Newswire, July 1, 1999.
“Small businesses and franchising succeed”: Quoted ibid.
102 A 1981 study by the General Accounting Office: For the GAO study and the congressional investigation that prompted it, see Luxenberg,
Roadside Empires, pp. 256–59.
The chain was “experimenting”: Quoted ibid., p. 258.
a recent study by the Heritage Foundation: See Scott A. Hodge, “For Big Franchisers, Money to Go: Is the SBA Dispensing Corporate
Welfare?” Washington Post, No...
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