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.
If you intentionally crash your car into a tree, don’t call me for a tow. If you deliberately set fire to your own house, don’t ask me to put it out. And if you overdose on opioids, don’t expect me to come to your rescue. Read More…Read More »
The Sunni/Shia divide in Islam is one almost no westerners can figure out. But it is crucial to understanding why the two branches of Islam are at war. Why does Sunni Saudi Arabia oppose Shia Iran, for example? John Hayward explains in plain language what’s going on. Read more…Read More »