occupational licensing

  Occupational licenses do not generally exist to protect the public. They instead exist mostly to protect vested economic interests....
And some people become politicians to punish people they don’t like. (From Reason) Incensed by scenes of people celebrating the...
  You shouldn’t have to graduate from high school to take care of horses. (From Reason) How could the state...
  Cutting hair AND red tape. (From The Atlantic) As the nation’s economy and health-care system struggle to adjust to...
  It shuts people out of industries, raises prices, and in some cases even lowers quality. (From Mises) After compiling...
  It is also a rotten system in which young people are made to apprentice, often for years, with licensed...
  Military spouses go from state to state with their partners. Some would like to work as hair dressers or...
For the most part such licenses hurt the poor (who are trying to make a living), hurt the consumer, and...