A virulent epidemic is violating American’s rights and sapping the U.S. economy: occupational licensure.From It's Time to End Occupational Licensure.
Freedom and Individual Rights in Medicine (FIRM) featured my post, and cited a new study from the Institute for Justice concerning the same subject. The IJ study highlights the particular burden licensing requirements put on the young and the poor. It cites 102 lower-income occupations burdened by licensure which, in effect, kicks the bottom rungs of the proverbial economic "ladder of success" out from under many motivated would-be productive citizens.
The licensure issue brings to mind Ayn Rand's warning:
Francisco d'Anconia, a character in Atlas Shrugged.--