right to earn a living
‘Reform is breaking out all over’
Dozens of states are considering licensing reforms this year. California, Louisiana, and Colorado are considering the Right to Earn a Living Act or something similar.
, April 27, 2018
Nebraska’s licensing reform bill is now law
Yesterday Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed the Occupational Reform Act (LB 299) into law, which incorporates reforms advocated by the John Locke Foundation for years.
, April 24, 2018
Examining the Right to Earn a Living Act, epilogue
Many local governments have their own occupational licensing laws or equivalent regulations. Structural licensing reform must take those into account as well.
, April 20, 2018
Examining the Right to Earn a Living Act, part 10
Can the state accomplish a necessary, legitimate purpose used to justify a license while allowing more freedom and imposing fewer burdens on economic opportunity?
, April 19, 2018
Examining the Right to Earn a Living Act, part 9
Basically, it would require the licensing agency to state what it intends to accomplish with the entry regulation, then attest that the regulation is the only way to accomplish it.
, April 16, 2018
Examining the Right to Earn a Living Act, part 8
Having established the what and the why of structural reform of occupational licensing, the Right to Earn a Living Act next turns its attention to how.
, April 9, 2018
WSJ finds a ‘Model for Licensing Reform,’ and its provisions wouldn’t surprise JLF readers
The Wall Street Journal's editors found several aspects of the bill praiseworthy. So do I. They include several ideas we at the John Locke Foundation have been promoting to reform occupational licensing in North Carolina.
, April 4, 2018
Examining the Right to Earn a Living Act, part 7
Having issued its findings and justified its purpose, the Right to Earn a Living Act moves on to its next section. The definitions section makes very clear what it would address in law.
, April 3, 2018