Readers of this blog may recall Cato’s filing an amicus brief for an appeal in the Eighth Circuit supporting two Missouri women’s challenge to state requirements that they become licensed as cosmetologists or barbers before being allowed to work as African-style hair braiders. Obtaining the mandatory license from the Missouri Board of Cosmetology & Barber Examiners entailed undergoing a minimum of 1,000 hours of mostly irrelevant training and passing an exam with both written and “practical” (term used loosely) components.
Virginia’s next governor will confront many pressing needs but few burning oil platforms—except one. The opioid crisis just keeps getting worse. Drug overdoses, which now constitute the leading cause of death for anyone in America not yet old enough to join AARP, topped 64,000 in 2016. That represented a nearly one-fifth increase over 2015.[…]Read More »
When problems with government rules arise, the response is more government. It’s very clear that government rules control Medicaid, and the result is rotten care. What we need is less government and more charity care. But charity is functionally illegal under Medicare rules. http://aapsonline.org/narcotics-pain-medicaid-new-jersey/Read More »