FTC to Host Public Workshop Examining the U.S. Auto Distribution System Workshop Will Explore Competition, State Regulations, and Emerging Trends in the Industry, Project No. P131202
It's counterproductive to shelter large established industries from innovative competition. The auto dealerships are wise to feel threatened by Tesla's products and sales model because in many ways they're better. However, that in no way makes the industry deserving of government protection. Quite the opposite. The sooner industry can accept and adapt to the inevitable evolution of their market the more competitive they will become. The current model keeps them in the past and is a disservice to consumers.