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In the News: A Win for Economic Freedom
According to a recent study by the Institute for Justice (IJ), one out of five workers in the U.S. is required to obtain an occupational license. According to IJ, many of these licenses are burdensome and irrational, and restrict individuals from working in those occupations. However, last week, Jestina Clayton of Salt Lake City, Utah won her case in the federal court to provide hair-braiding services without a government-issued cosmetology license.
“’This is a great victory for Jestina and all entrepreneurs who simply wish to pursue their chosen occupation free of unreasonable government interference,’ said Paul Avelar, attorney with the Institute for Justice.”
Read the Institute for Justice’s web release here.