Category Archive: Government licensing

Jun 12

State Licensed Security Officer Allegedly Murders 50 Innocents

Today’s news reports are dominated by the murderous rampage of Omar Mateen (pictured, wearing New York Police Department shirts). Mateen is a licensed security officer in Florida, who apparently worships police authoritarianism. See here.

May 05

Tennessee requires 300 hours of government training to shampoo hair

The poor in today’s America are getting poorer all the time, relative to the rest of American society. The reason is government regulation, which keeps poor people from being free to pursue rewarding careers or to otherwise be productive. Many states require licenses for people to enter even the simplest professions such as barbering, managing …

Continue reading »

Apr 21

American businesses are in decline due to overregulation

Trusters of government have been pouring on regulations since the 1990s. Here is a Washington Post story about the decline of American entrepreneurship. Fewer business are launching. More are leaving, liquidating or dying. The average age of businesses is getting older (as young people stop starting businesses due to onerous licensing requirements). Thus, the efforts …

Continue reading »

Apr 15

California’s 1 percent pay 45 percent of all State income taxes

For decades, the legislature of California has pushed the envelope toward socialism, high taxes and overregulation. Now the Sacramento Bee has conducted a study of the State’s tax burden. The newspaper found that forty-five percent of the state’s income tax money comes from the top 1 percent of filers – those with adjusted gross income …

Continue reading »

Mar 06

Government again moves to require financial “advice” columnists to be government-licensed

Governments worldwide constantly seek to require all workers to be government-approved and government-licensed. In the U.S., many occupations that poor people could enter freely in the past have been transformed into government-licensed occupations. Poor people must now go through expensive government “training” and approval processes just to work as hairdressers, manicurists, auctioneers, teachers or interior …

Continue reading »

Feb 28

The U.S. has now gone 10 consecutive years in which GDP growth never rose above 3 percent

China, India and other countries have seen their annual GDP numbers grow by 6 to 8 to 10 percent annually. Much of the world has embraced increasing freedom, commerce and capitalism. Life expectancies have grown, and people are living healthier and happier all over the world. But not in the United States. A period of …

Continue reading »

Feb 11

Felony charges for bartenders who sold Wisconsin beer in Minnesota

A pair of hapless bartenders are being criminally prosecuted for felonies. Their alleged crime? Transporting some Wisconsin craft beer into nearby Minnesota and offering it for sale at a Minnesota bar. See here!

Jan 06

63 percent of Americans are one paycheck away from homelessness

If you save anything in modern America, you are an utter fool. Government policies, such as near-zero Fed interest rates, massive and growing levels of taxation and regulation, and increasing government barriers to entering most careers have hollowed out the financial strength of the American working class. New figures show that 63 percent of Americans …

Continue reading »

Jan 05

In Effort to Strip Private Citizens of Guns, “Liberal” President Moves to Strip Mental Health System of Confidentiality

Every government ultimately comes for all freedom, all property, and to kill all who resist. For centuries, the law has recognized physician-patient confidentiality. Doctors who snitch on their clients or who disseminate private, confidential information regarding their patients have faced professional penalties. Now, in the never-ending quest of government to strip the private sector of …

Continue reading »

Dec 17

Billings tobacco shop shuttered by government for displaying a “cigarette rolling machine”: State claims the shop is an “unlicensed cigarette manufacturer”

In case more evidence is needed that Montana “Justice Department” officials need some budget cuts, the Department has recently targeted a Billings smoke shop because the smoke shop displayed a cigarette rolling machine. See here. The State claims the display of the cigarette rolling machine–which tobacco buyers can use to roll a couple cigarettes on …

Continue reading »

Older posts «

» Newer posts