Post-Corona Politics: Opportunities and Threats
See also the R Street Institute’s new article “Small Regulatory Reforms That Can Help People During the Pandemic,” including important changes to occupational licensing for many different kinds of jobs and reforming “scope of practice” restrictions for medical professionals in particular. Many of these rules are easy calls for repealing because they were always protectionist and anti-competitive and therefore bad policy to begin with. Not only do they not serve the interests of patients and consumers today, there was never a good public interest argument for enacting most of them to begin with. Hence why many people have begun sharing examples and suggestions on Twitter with the #NeverNeeded tag.