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.
It is easy to tell a pollster you favor something when its costs and benefits are both hypothetical. It's a different thing altogether when the benefits are still speculative, while costs are more immediate.
Knowing that North Carolina law already provides a way for consumers to choose a non-licensed service professional in one area (real estate) ought to make it easier to expand that freedom in other licensed fields.
The market for e-scooters is highly competitive. Other cities, including Charlotte and Durham, allow several scooter providers to compete for riders. Not Raleigh, however, despite at least seven companies trying to do business in the city limits.