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A Lesson in Not-So-Free Enterprise

A successful five-year-old entre-preneur in the U.K. quickly sold out her supply of homemade lemon-ade.  But, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens, the smile on her face faded just as quickly when four local government enforcers showed up and fined her 90 pounds [about $116 U.S.] because she did not have a license.

A happy ending ensued after the girl’s dad complained to local authorities who didn’t waste time issuing a statement apologizing for the strong-arm tactics employed by their officers, noting that the fine would be rescinded, a local news-paper reported.