Speaking of the bane that is occupational licensing…
This week I sat down with FreedomWorks to talk about the egregious violation of economic liberty that is occupational licensing. Nowadays, you need a license to do just about everything under the sun, from dog-watching to helping a friend move. Such a scheme puts entrepreneurs at the mercy of bureaucrats, even though many of these laws bear no relationship to protecting the public and instead exist solely to stifle competition.
I talk about the growth of occupational licensing and PLF’s efforts to fight abuses here:
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