The power of standards:
Earlier this month, a bullying, cartel-like professional group met in New Orleans for its annual conference. One of the top items on the agenda was to discus new lobbying strategies to scare off the lowly folks who attempt to enter this particular profession without first paying the proper deference and dues to the industry’s old guard. I’m speaking of course of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
Happens everywhere, I suppose.