As momentum for occupational licensing reform grows so do the depths to which opponents are willing to sink to maintain special treatment. Today’s occupational licensing laws protect established licensees, by making it more difficult for competitors to enter their industries. In fact, 30 percent of workers must seek government’s permission to work. A current fight […]
Jared Meyer is a senior research fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability and the coauthor of the new report “Freedom to Prosper: How Florida Promoted Job Growth by Cutting Red Tape.” Follow him on Twitter here.
Places like Nashville, Tennessee, should love short-term rental platforms like Airbnb or HomeAway. For one, the city has a booming tourism industry but remains short of enough hotels to meet surging demand. This is why Nashville’s downtown has the highest average nightly hotel rate in the United States — ahead of cities like San Francisco […]
President Ronald Reagan once said that “the best social program is a productive job for anyone who’s willing to work.” The data clearly support Reagan’s claim, which is just as true today as it was in 1982. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, less than 3 percent of people who work full-time, year-round jobs live […]
Just in time for the holidays, Maryland residents may be left without Uber and Lyft. By December 22, state regulators will decide if all for-hire drivers must have fingerprint background checks to work. If fingerprinting is mandated, the companies could cease operations in the state — just as they did in Austin, Texas earlier this […]
The 2016 election proved a lot of Washington, D.C., insiders wrong. But some pundits continue to perpetuate the myth that millennials are overwhelmingly socialist. Nothing could be further from the truth — millennials love free markets and hate government control. The first point to keep in mind is that millennials, who did not live through […]