Occupational Licensing

Publications

Licensing pet groomers won’t help pets. It will hurt low-income groomers.
Shoshana Weissmann & Jesse Kelley

Following heart-wrenching stories of pet owners going to PetSmart to groom their dogs just to have the dogs returned to them dead or severely injured, the state of New Jersey is moving to…

, The Detroit News
Small town policies hinder entrepreneurs
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Nick Zaiac

Ryan Nixon’s farm near Dexter, Michigan, has been in his family for 99 years. Despite success in traditional farming, Nixon — like many farmers — felt the financial crunch during the 2008…

, CEI
Making a Living with Free Speech
Media Coverage

From CEI:
These restrictions, of course, act as a barrier to entry that shields existing vocational training operations from competition. Similar policies are unfortunately common across the…

, In Defense of Liberty
WSJ op-ed: Government should support, not thwart, home-based businesses
Media Coverage

From In Defense of Liberty:
In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Jarrett Dieterle and Shoshana Weissmann of the R Street Institute explain that this problem is growing, and highlight the urgent…

, Red State
Dear Country Time- Don’t forget the next step
Media Coverage

From Red State:
Shoshanna Weissmann of R Street told RedState:

It’s exciting to see Country Time stand up for kids who just want to get their very first business experience. Unfortunately,…

, AfroPhilly
Take a seat #PermitPatty, the kid’s got a business to run
Media Coverage

Shoshana Weissmann cited in AfroPhilly:
By no means is this story new, either. The #PermitPatty hashtag was born from an eight-year-old girl in San Francisco selling water bottles to people passing…

, RedState
Trump signs legislation that encourages occupational licensing reform
Media Coverage

Jarrett Dieterle and Shoshana Weissmann cited by RedState:
This bill was a good first step towards eliminating excessive and burdensome government regulations, but it cannot be the last. Government…

ICYMI: Trump signs legislation that encourages occupational licensing reform
Media Coverage

Jarrett Dieterle and Shoshana Weissmann cited by The Committee on Education and the Workforce:
This bill was a good first step towards eliminating excessive and burdensome government regulations,…

, Mercatus Center
Lemonade stands and permits
Media Coverage

R Street cited by Mercatus Center:
Out in San Francisco, for example, a neighbor threatened to call the police on an eight-year-old girl selling water to raise money for a trip to Disneyland after…