Jon Sanders studies regulatory policy, a veritable kudzu of invasive government and unintended consequences. As director of regulatory studies at the John Locke Foundation, Jon gets into the weeds in all kinds of policy areas, including electricity, occupational licensing, hydraulic fracturing, the minimum wage, poverty and opportunity, state rulemaking, film and other incentives programs, certificates of need, and cronyism.
The vast majority of states don't think music therapy requires occupational licensing. There are several alternatives to licensing that address concerns with an industry without keeping people from their constitutional right to earn a living.
Reagan observed that government programs are the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see. It took 17 years plus a president with deregulation on the agenda to end a program preparing the federal government to fight the Year 2000 bug.