Occupational Licensing

Publications

, 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…

Explainer Episode 28 – Rep. Harshbarger on the Freedom to Work Act
Shoshana Weissmann

In May 2021, Rep. Diana Harshbarger (R-Tenneessee) introduced the “Freedom to Work Act,” a bill that would utilize the federal government to reduce occupational licensing requirements. In this…

Who Gets to Keep Shoshana Weissmann?
Shoshana Weissmann

The R Street Institute’s Shoshana Weismann got a lot of attention on Twitter for pitting Arizona Governor Ducey, Utah Governor Spencer Cox, and Colorado Governor Jared Polis in a fight for her…

, NetChoice
Event: American Antitrust: Reforms to Create Further Innovations and Opportunities
Shoshana Weissmann

From NetChoice:

Antitrust reform has become an increasingly important part of our national policy conversation. Many are calling for a massive overhaul of the United States’ current approach…

, Washington Times
Reform would give military spouses more job options
Shoshana Weissmann

From Washington Times:

“Military spouses shouldn’t have to constantly jump through duplicative hoops just to be allowed to work,” said Shoshana Weissmann, a resident fellow at R Street, a…

, Free to Offend
Podcast: Episode 29: When Spongebob ‘gets it,’ politicians better start getting on board as well
Shoshana Weissmann

From Free to Offend:

When otherwise wonky policy issues seem to be showing up on shows like South Park, Bobs Burgers and even Spongebob Square Pants, it would seem like popular culture might…

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