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‘Game Of Thrones’ And The Fight Against Food Truck Regulation

By Alyssa Rosenberg  

"‘Game Of Thrones’ And The Fight Against Food Truck Regulation"

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A lot of nerdy policy journalists, yours included, have written about the applicability of Game of Thrones to aiding our understanding of issues ranging from China’s ownership of U.S. debt to rape as a weapon of war, but I’m pretty sure this is the first time the franchise has been appropriated for a real-life political campaign. In this case, it’s the Institute for Justice, a libertarian litigation shop, using Game of Thrones to fight against food truck regulations in Chicago:

We here at ThinkProgress are big fans of food trucks (which have also been used to promote the franchise) and their continued efforts to enlighten the DC eating scene, where there have been similar rumblings about regulating them in favor of brick and mortar storefronts. Clearly, Game of Thrones is able to bring audiences together across demographics, and political lines, even if its characters can’t unite a kingdom worth a damn.

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