Occupational licensing makes life difficult for millions of would be entrepreneurs across this country.
In most cases such licensing is merely a way to restrict competition. Want to braid hair? Go get a license. Can’t afford the license and the ridiculous time requirements for a license? Well, too bad. Guess you don’t have what it takes to braid hair.
And the same goes for all sorts of occupations, even lemonade stands in many places.
This red tape contributes to poverty.