My newsletter this week explores the effects of occupational licensing on the safety and quality, giving several reasons why the research literature has found those effects are unclear:

  • Different states, different perception of safety needs.
  • Hurdles keep out innovators.
  • Codifying “the box.”
  • Grandfather clauses.
  • Club mentality.

Click the link above for an explanation of those headings. Here is how North Carolina compares with surrounding states with respect to licensure: