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Occupational licensing results in the misallocation of resources since it forces those who may have valuable experience and training in a particular field to do something else if they cannot meet the licensing requirements in their field.
Occupational licensing prevents licensed job-seekers from moving across state lines to seek better employment opportunities since there is little interstate reciprocity when it comes to such licenses."
Laurence M. Vance is a columnist and policy advisor for the Future of Freedom Foundation, an associated scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and a columnist, blogger, and book reviewer at LewRockwell.com. He is the author of Gun Control and the Second Amendment, The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom, and War, Empire and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy. His newest books are Free Trade or Protectionism? and The Free Society. Visit his website: www.vancepublications.com. Send him e-mail