1819 Podcast: State-Sponsored Unions? How governmental licensing of occupations harms workers, consumers, and the overall economy

Sep 4, 2019

A conversation with Professor Morris Kleiner, the nation’s foremost expert on occupational licensing, on why and how the practice of governmental licensing of certain professions must be reformed.

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