Occupational licensing–laws that require people to gain the government’s permission to work–act as barriers to entry for individuals looking to earn a living. But when excessive licensing laws are left unchecked in the hands of unaccountable bureaucrats and special interest groups, the effects are devastating–particularly for low-income Americans.
When imposed at either the state or local level, licensing strangles opportunity and curtails job creation. FGA’s reforms rectify these problems by eliminating government interference and keeping a check on special interest groups that seek to impose regulations to protect themselves from competition. By limiting government overreach and breaking down barriers to work, these solutions help individuals support themselves and their families.