Tag Archive: Occupational Licensing

Missouri and Kansas Try To Make Poor People’s Choices For Them


Two new bills that would further regulate the use of welfare benefits gained headlines as the latest examples of paternalism masquerading as policy. Last week, the Kansas legislature passed a bill that would… Continue reading

The Progressive Case Against Occupational Licensing


Regulation is a common area of discord between libertarians and progressives, largely because they fear countervailing bogeymen. Libertarians see the corrupt hand of the government interfering in private affairs, whereas progressives see rapacious… Continue reading

Occupational Licensing — Neither Free nor Just


Occupational licensing is a favorite libertarian punching bag.  In certain cases, licensing boards seem to exist solely to protect the interests of the powerful – existing largely to erect barriers to entry that… Continue reading