- Jan 13, 2016
- Reaction score
- Norfolk Virginia area.
- Political Leaning
Licensing protects the home owner or commercial property own.There's an enormous difference. Licensing creates a cartel which restricts competition which in turn raises prices, lowers quality, and violates the rights of all people to earn a living doing whatever peaceful work they choose.
Certification lets the consumer decide who to hire, opens the market up to stiff competition, which in turn lowers prices and improves quality - just like it does in literally millions of other markets.
No, that is precisely why it exists. Milton Friedman studied licensing intensely, and he never found a single case where consumers wanted licensing. Instead, it is always the industry groups who lobby for licensing.
Here is a restaurant in one of the most highly regulated cities in the world:
It's not a cartel pards.