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Sunday, 13 August 2017 05:00

The Onerous, Arbitrary, Unaccountable World of Occupational Licensing

Written by  Michelle Cottle

For all Donald Trump’s flightiness and lack of ideological moorings, in one regard at least, the guy is reasonably steadfast: If Barack Obama supported something, he wants to blow it up or roll it back.

Save for filling Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court seat—which, really, should count more as a win for Mitch McConnell—arguably 45’s most noteworthy feat thus far has been his dogged quest to unravel his predecessor’s legacy.

Which makes it oh-so-interesting to encounter the rare policy parallels between his administration and the last. Among the more sizzling examples to surface of late: the need to overhaul occupational licensing.

I know what you’re thinking: What kind of sad creature considers occupational licensing a hot topic? But with more than one in four U.S.

Read more at TheAtlantic

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