Once again: Licensure is good. It lets you know your professionals are qualified for the job. It means they have passed certain certifications.
However, what's better than licensure, or being protected? FREEDOM.
Including the freedom to use an unlicensed person. If I want a friend to babysit my kid, he shouldn't have to get a license for this to be legal. If I want to pay someone to drive me to the airport, they shouldn't have to become a licensed taxi service. If I want to buy a fucking lemonade from a little girl on a street corner, I should have that freedom.
Freedom FROM licensure is important too. Freedom FROM regulation. Free (as in anarchy) markets don't work. Over-regulation doesn't work. In short, A LOT OF STUFF SUCKS. Let people decide for themselves.
Fifth time I've seen this now.
July 16, 2011