Occupational Licensing

Publications

, Governor Doug Ducey
2021 Year in Review: Arizona’s Occupational Licensing Reform Continues to be a National Model
Steven Greenhut

From Governor Doug Ducey:

R Street Institute, Western Region Director Steven Greenhut
“Analyzing and unraveling the long list of licensing rules required by each state government is a tough and…

Radio: Loosening the Regulations for Doctors and Lawyers is a Good Thing (Really!)
Shoshana Weissmann

From Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson:

In the past, the idea of loosening the licensing requirements for doctors and lawyers has been met with a hugely negative response. But the R…

Occupational Licensing Reform is Having a Moment
Shoshana Weissmann

Doctor, doctor give me the news: occupational licensing reform is having its moment.

The idea of occupational licensing reform in the medical and legal fields has long been met with recoil,…

Reconnecting Americans to the Benefits of Work
Nila Bala

From Joint Economic Committee – Republicans:

Future reforms should therefore address these structural barriers to employment opportunities. As with occupational licensing reform more broadly,…

, National Taxpayers Union
Democrats Want to Use Antitrust to Achieve Progressive Labor Policy Priorities
Marc Hyden

From National Taxpayers Union:

These are, of course, not the only examples of the government standing in their own way when it comes to helping workers and growing the economy. Onerous…

, Washington Examiner
Republicans and Democrats need to come together to reduce college costs
Shoshana Weissmann

The work license idea is something that both Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, and Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, support . How can someone pay back their student loans if…

, Creators
Welcoming Immigrants Is a Good Start
Shoshana Weissmann

A tireless advocate for occupational licensing reform, the R Street Institute’s Shoshana Weissmann recognizes the need to fix this problem. “It’s been wonderful to see states follow Arizona’s…

, The Newnan Times-Herald
The occupational licensing “protection racket”
Marc Hyden

A recent 11 Alive investigative report seemed to express shock that the government disproportionately regulates various industries. “Hair stylists require 37 times more training than 911…

, MarketWatch
The best job-market fix you’ve never heard of: ‘occupational licensing reform’ may be having a moment
Shoshana Weissmann

From MarketWatch:

“Lots of people lost their jobs during the pandemic, so making sure we don’t have artificial barriers to jobs is important,” said Shoshana Weissmann, a fellow and the…

, reason
Unlicensed Dog Grooming Alarms Local News Reporter
Shoshana Weissmann

From reason:

This is not the first time an isolated case of a pet death or two has inspired fear-driven calls for occupational licensing. Shoshana Weissmann, a fellow with free market think tank…

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