Chicago Tribune publishes PLF op-ed on the newest misguided licensing scheme

December 15, 2016 | By ANASTASIA BODEN

Occupational licensing has run amok.  Nearly a third of Americans need government permission in the form of a “license,” just to lawfully do their job.  These laws contribute to what Timothy Sandefur has called a “Permission Society,” and they make it harder for people to earn a living.  Worse, they are often enacted at t ...


A somber account of being labeled a "minority"

March 05, 2012 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

The Chicago Tribune published this excellent, albeit sad, editorial detailing what it’s like to live under a regime where you are expected to live up to your racial stereotypes.  Here’s a snippet: I think of it as the year I formally became a “minority.” In all my classes I was the official Hispanic, routinely called ̷ ...