Is The Koch Network Winning Its War On Occupational Licensing? | Talking Points Memo

When Joe Biden launched his presidential campaign in late April at a Teamsters hall in Pittsburgh, his speech was characteristically long on talk of restoring America’s “heart” and “soul” and short on specifics. But after noting that “workers feel powerless, too often humiliated” and bellowing, “I make no apologies; I am a union man!” he mentioned another way in which workers were being screwed by runaway corporate profiteers: “Why should someone who braids hair have to get 600 hours of training?” he demanded to know. “It makes no sense. They’re making it harder and harder in a whole range of professions, all to keep competition down.”

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