C. Jarrett Dieterle and Shoshana Weissmann on Reforming Licensing Laws
While conservatives and liberals tend to agree that occupational-licensing requirements are often unnecessary and burdensome, not much has been done at the federal level to reform licensing rules. In this episode, C. Jarrett Dieterle and Shoshana Weissmann join Devorah and Dan to discuss a variety of changes that could be implemented by the federal government and have a lasting impact. While they note that most far-reaching reforms must take place at the state level, there are many ways the federal government can reduce licensing barriers while paving the way for states to take further steps.
C. Jarrett Dieterle is director of commercial freedom and a senior fellow at the R Street Institute. Shoshana Weissmann is senior manager of digital media and communications and a fellow at the R Street Institute. This podcast is inspired by their essay in the Spring 2018 issue of National Affairs, “The Licensing Logjam.”