Saturday, October 18, 2008

Joe the Outlaw

Joe the Outlaw by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
The idea of licensing is that it assures quality standards. But this is just a cover used by guilds since the Middle Ages. The real goal of licensing is to create a professional cartel. Fewer providers means higher wages for those with licenses. It is all about boosting income by restricting competition. This is of course a violation of human rights because it impinges on the fundamental freedom of association
Does just being born in a country give you greater right to opportunity available in the country (a sort of license to opportunity)? Should people not born in a country have restricted access to opportunity available in the country? Should barriers to entry be created for people not born in the country?
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