Police Raids and Occupational Licensing: Coming to a State Near You
Here is something I hope we never see in Missouri: Police raids to arrest unlicensed barbers in Florida and California. Drudge links to the story out of Florida, where the police used unlicensed barbering as an excuse to check for other illegal activities. Some barbers were actually arrested for not having a license, which brings to mind Ulysses Everett McGill doing his time in jail for practicing law without a license.
This is the perfect segue to note that I will be appearing on the Bernie Hayes show on WGNU 920 AM in St. Louis tomorrow morning at 7:00 to discuss occupational licensing. I will be appearing with Dave Roland to talk about the issue of licensing those who provide African hair braiding in Missouri. Please listen in if you can.