Tag Archive: Rent-seeking

The Progressive Case Against Occupational Licensing

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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

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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