Why Michigan Licensing Laws Are So Destructive

Everything you need to know about occupational regulations in the Great Lakes State

The state of Michigan licenses about 160 occupations while cities, like Detroit, require even more. Occupational licensing is the fees, educational coursework, training and exams that governments mandate before someone can legally perform certain jobs. Mackinac Center policy analyst Jarrett Skorup speaks about why licensing laws in the Great Lakes State are so destructive to consumers and the economy.  

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