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Post Tagged 'occupational licensing'

Occupational licensing, cronyism, and their effect on the poor

African-style braiders in Missouri, Arkansas and Washington in several states have challenged cosmetology licensing requirements as unfair. AP/ Danny “The free market is the greatest producer of wealth in history — it has lifted billions of people out of poverty.” – President Barack Obama at a panel discussion on poverty in May 2015. Continue Reading...

Monks, Florists, and the Poor

It’s hard to think of anything more onerous than preventing enterprising people from entering the market. To do so is to interfere with their ability to serve others and engage in their vocation. Continue Reading...