Floridians will bear the cost of DeSantis currying favor with immigration restrictionists.
More leaders should follow in the footsteps of Govs. Josh Shapiro, Larry Hogan, and Spencer Cox.
While not a cure-all, universal recognition reduces the costs and time commitments of mandated training.
New mechanisms to threaten liberty are brought to bear on those who need the government's permission to do their jobs.
Nearly 20 months after the state legalized recreational use, no licensed pot shops have opened, but the black market is booming.
The biggest beneficiaries of economic growth are poor people. But the deepest case for economic growth is a moral one.
He's fully licensed, but not in the right state.
Businesses are all in favor of competition, tax cuts, and deregulation only until they aren't—meaning only until subsidies might benefit them.
Even if credentialed teachers help kids learn more, it’s not worth making D.C. day cares prohibitively expensive and pushing experienced teachers out of jobs.
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Between the books and the new TV series, we see two different visions of freedom.
Why should the government care if massage therapists can speak English?
Licensing authorities are penalizing Strong Towns founder Charles Marohn for referring to himself as a professional engineer while his license was briefly expired.
A Florida woman has been threatened with fines for giving tips without the proper occupational licensing.
Federal Court Upholds Washington, DC Regulation Requiring Child Care Workers to Have College Degrees
The decision may be in accordance with Supreme Court precedent. But if so, it underscores that precedent's flaws.
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On average, the minimum requirement for cops is about 650 hours, compared to about 1,300 hours for barbers.
Occupational licensing reform is a popular cause, but barriers remain too high.
The famous columnist and Yale Law School professor points out that the case made against other standardized tests, such as the LSAT, also applies to bar exams.
Somerville still has costly regulations on the books even though New Jersey has legalized the sale of home-baked items.
This Michigan Town Repealed a Ban on Fortunetellers, but Might Break State Law if It Tries To Regulate Them
Petoskey's draft ordinance would require both "legitimate" fortunetellers and people pretending to tell fortunes to be licensed, calling into question the sense of licensing at all.
Maria Falcon doesn't have a business license. So New York police officers detained her and confiscated all of her merchandise.
Hispanics get slammed the hardest by licensing requirements that regulators can’t justify.
They've been practicing African-style hair braiding for a combined 60 years. Now, these three women are suing for the right to make a living using their skills.
A pastor and a nonprofit challenge occupational licensing rules.
Despite shifting enforcement away from cops, NYC is still ticketing the dickens out of New York's street-food sellers.
You can support pre-K education and affordable child care and worry about climate change while understanding that policymakers need to get out of the way.
The FTC challenged a licensing scheme that it says limited consumer choice and excluded new providers.
The article explains how expanding opportunities for foot voting can enhance political choice, help the poor and disadvantaged, and reduce the dangers of political polarization.
Free speech and occupational licensing collide.
Once a Communist Backwater, Georgia Discovered the Benefits of Free Markets. Now It Risks Abandoning Them.
"Government should be very small. It should just regulate the minimum."
Jigisha Modi can't hire her own mother-in-law—who has decades of eyebrow-threading experience—because of Kansas' occupational licensing rules. Now she's suing.
Do we really need the state to step in over an unfortunate tragedy?
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A measure awaiting the governor's signature would make it easier for natural hair braiders in Wisconsin to work.
Somehow, The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Is About Professional Licensing Requirements and EU Sanctions
A terrible movie about a bodyguard trying to regain an occupational certification.
Retired Engineer Offers Free Expert Testimony for Flood Victims. Licensing Officials Threaten Him With Criminal Charges.
Wayne Nutt worked as an engineer for decades. But because he's not licensed, North Carolina's engineering board says that he can't share his expertise in public.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he stands for freedom. That doesn't apply to business owners.
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Charles Marohn called himself an engineer in speeches and articles while his license was temporarily expired. The First Amendment protects his right to do that.
The calls to implement such a plan are based on incorrect assumptions and a passive media.
The Restoring Board Immunity Act would give states yet another reason to rein in overzealous licensing authorities.
With depressing job reports, why not eliminate more laws that keep people from doing jobs they want to do and people want to pay them to do?
Like all licensing schemes, this one will raise prices for consumers, hurt entrepreneurs, and protect the interests of the big guys in the market.
Technological innovation makes gathering visual land data easier and cheaper—and threatens an industry’s status quo.