Forbes: Citing Adam Smith And Milton Friedman, Obama's Economic Advisors Back Occupational Licensing Reform

The Obama Administration is backing the fight to roll back occupational licensing, a little-known drain on the economy. Typically associated with fields like law and medicine, today a quarter of America’s workforce now needs a license to work—a fivefold increase from the 1950s and more than double the number of Americans who are now union members.

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Jonathan Haggerty
LA Daily News: Reduce glut of occupational licensing laws

Occupational licensing laws increase costs to consumers, restrict employment opportunities and make it difficult for people to work in other states. While little has been done to curb even the excesses of licensing laws in California, momentum appears to be building across the country to undo licensing schemes which do little to benefit the public.

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Jonathan Haggerty