Bottleneckers and Occupational licensure

A “bottlenecker” is a person who advocates for the creation or perpetuation of government regulation, particularly an occupational license, to restrict entry into his or her occupation, thereby accruing an economic advantage without a benefit to consumers.

On today’s show, I want to look at bottleneckers, in particular occupation licensure.

Joining me today is the director of strategic research at the Institute for Justice and a professor at the University of Colorado and the co-author of a very important book–Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit–Dick Carpenter, PhD.

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