Occupational Licensing

Publications

, Reason
The 7 Most Insane Licensing Proposals of 2019 (So Far)
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From Reason:
“We know occupational licensing reduces consumer choice, increases prices, and keeps people out of jobs. It also criminalizes innocent behavior,” says Shoshana Weissman, digital media…

, The Salt Lake Tribune
It’s time to put ‘weak beer’ on ice in Utah
C. Jarrett Dieterle

As Utah lawmakers begin the 2019 legislative session, they may be forced to finally confront one of the state’s most notorious legal relics. Utah remains one of only two states in America to…

Podcast: Something’s Off with Andrew Heaton
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From Something’s Off with Andrew Heaton:
Shoshanna Weissman, a rogue policy wonk at the R Street Institute joins Heaton to discuss the dumbest occupational licenses in the United States, many of…

, Washington Examiner
Supreme Court to decide whether taking drug dealer’s Land Rover is ‘excessive’
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From the Washington Examiner:
The ACLU, R Street Institute, Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Fines and Fees Justice Center wrote in a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the Supreme Court.

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
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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
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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
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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,…