Studying the costs and benefits of occupational licensing and its impact on the cost of higher education. As states have tried to fill gaps in their budgets in recent decades, they have turned to collecting increased fees by requiring that more professionals get a license.
Evidence from economics literature suggests occupational licensing has had an important influence on wage determination, benefits, employment and prices in ways that impose net costs on society with little improvement to service quality, health and safety.
Georgia licenses only 33 of the 102 occupations studied here, but it imposes the 18th most burdensome requirements on workers wishing to enter those occupations. On average, these licensing schemes cost Georgians $167 in fees and 324 days spent in training and require them to pass two exams.
Today, more Americans than ever must get a government permission slip before they can earn an honest living, thanks to the spread of occupational licensing laws.
This fox news clip shows a discussion regarding weather or not citizens should have the right to try experimental, non-government approved health treatments if they so choose.
Due to the increase in requirements for occupational licenses people are finding it harder and harder to start businesses. Since the 1950s the number of people required to have a license to work has gone from 1 in 20 to 1 in 3.
Should you need the government's permission to work? Occupational licensing is becoming increasingly wide spread in America and it is becoming more and more difficult for young people to start a career in the work force.
Local governments are stifling innovation, mandating aesthetics and materials, restricting designs and layouts, all while infringing upon the rights of private property owners.
Bob Hanner embraced a standard of statesmanship for Georgia.
As 2018 dashes away like Donner and Blitzen, many Georgians will remember it as a year of major political transition. But 2018 also brought some substantial improvements to Georgians’ lives through better policy, much of it championed by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.
A proposed state constitutional amendment that “provides rights for victims of crime in the judicial process” is commonly known as “Marsy’s Law.” The Georgia Public Policy Foundation warned in 2017 of the unintended consequences of the Senate’s initial legislation.
The 2018 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum is slated for Friday, September 7, 2018 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel.
To honor the life and career of John McCain, we share excerpts from his remarks at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s 15th anniversary celebration in 2006.
Policy experts take on education, health care, criminal justice and pensions.
Think-tanks aim to fill the gap between academia and policymaking. Are think tanks of benefit to you? Can they assist you in deciding what you think?
Proposed HUD reforms have locals worried and wondering.