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    State Occupational Licensing: A Burdensome Barrier

    The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that barriers such as excessive state occupational licensing are thwarting opportunity for low-income workers. Occupational licensing can make sense for some industries that require highly technical or specialized skills, but not all jobs require such knowledge or skills. Yet in … More

    Do You Need A Permission Slip to Work in Your State?

    For some professions, it makes a lot of sense to have some high standards before you’re allowed to work — doctors, pharmacists, pilots, you get the picture. But did you know that some states have some serious hurdles for jobs like makeup artists, tree trimmers, animal trainers and massage therapists? … More

    Defending Joe's Right to Earn a Living

    The left is in full attack mode against Joe the Plumber. The leftist website Daily Kos has even posted his home address (and, mistakenly, even the home address of his ex-wife). Now the plumber’s union in Toledo, Ohio, is moving to put him out of business. Joe’s crime? He doesn’t … More