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Government Smacks Job Seekers with One-Two Punch


Thursday October 6th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:00am PDT   •   1 Comment

Finding a job in California is difficult but government makes it tougher still, according to Jobs For Californians: Strategies to Ease Occupational Licensing Barriers, a new report from the state’s Little Hoover Commission. “One out of every five Californians must receive permission from the government to work,” Commission Chair and former assemblyman Pedro Nava…
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Government Monopoly Game Punishes the Poor


Tuesday September 8th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:49am PDT   •   0 Comments

In 2012, California assemblywoman Fiona Ma backed AB 2482, a bill to license, yes, interior designers. Backers of the measure claimed it would protect consumers from unqualified home decorators, but as Dan Walters of the Sacramento Bee notes, “it was quite evidently aimed at limiting who could offer design services to potential clients –…
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