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AhbabaOooMaoMao t1_j06j2s8 wrote

Fuck off Billionaire's Think Tank.

No? Some downvotes? People that like lapping up billionaire propaganda? You can fuck off too.


gewehr44 t1_j08pa2r wrote

How about you eff off?

Tell me why barbers need 1000 hours of training just to cut hair? It's because they've lobbied the legislature to make it that high to limit competition. How many poor people can't afford to pay for that much time to train? What other basic jobs are the poor shut out of?


Pilgrim-2022 t1_j06j03l wrote

Institute for Justice is an interesting group..


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BobbyRobertson t1_j07drnz wrote

Probably because they suck and have a name completely unrelated to their goals. >The IJ names its four major issues as "private property, economic liberty, free speech and school choice."

Not much about righting injustices in there.

They're a libertarian think tank paid to bring cases to stop government regulation of anything. They were founded with money from, and have been funded for decades by, the Koch brothers. Any 'study' they put out should be treated with some heavy skepticism.

These are the underlying burdens they are looking at in the study

>We measure licensing burdens by looking at five common types of licensing requirements: fees, education and experience, exams, minimum grade completed in school, and minimum age

If you want a 15-year-old doing electrician work they're a great organization


Time_Yam301 t1_j07m7c5 wrote

I call bullshit. I have appraiser and brokerage licenses in NY/CT/NJ. NY and NJ are far worse. The renewal fees are higher. NY and NJ are more onerous when it comes continuing education credit. Oh, you forgot a class? $2,000 fine or more, and they report it to other states as an ethics violation. So, you have to give paperwork in the event you need a license.

They both have shitty websites, so even the process of renewal is a pain in the ass versus Connecticut.

This map is so fucked. Connecticut, Virginia, Iowa, Arkansas, Nevada and California are all the most burdensome states?

Show me the data, because that map looks like someone used random colors from the paint bucket tool.