With Jordan Peterson, Occupational Licensing Becomes a Way To Censor

Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“Occupational licensing is a phony guardian of public safety that hikes prices, protects existing practitioners from competition, and raises barriers to work and mobility. As if that wasn’t bad enough, licensing is now used as a weapon to enforce conformity, with permission to make a living dependent on adherence to the party line. Developments in California and Canada demonstrate that occupational licensing isn’t just an economic mistake, but also a danger to free speech.” (01/09/23)