From Bloomberg BNA:

“Licensure acts as a barrier to entry for low and middle-income Americans seeking to enter new professions,” C. Jarrett Dieterle, a senior fellow at R Street Institute in Washington, told a House panel. “It is these populations that are least able to overcome the high fees and the burdensome educational requirements that many licenses mandate. Licensing can also hurt entrepreneurs and small businesses trying to enter into new markets, all the while, protecting incumbent businesses.”

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