In this episode, we’re joined by Robert McNamara for an eye-opening discussion about economic liberty and occupational licensing in America. McNamara, a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice (IJ), sheds light on the explosion in occupational licensing we’re seeing in the US today. Listen in to learn fascinating stories of real IJ clients as they fight for the right to work, and why this issue should matter to all citizens – not just budding entrepreneurs.
- Interior Designer – License to Work study and summary of litigation against the American Society of Interior Design
- Florist – License to Work study
- Daycare Worker – Washington D.C. regulation requiring college education
- Tour Guide – Charleston tour guides and Angela Erickson’s study of Tripadvisor data
About Our Guest:
Robert McNamara serves as a senior attorney with the Institute for Justice. He joined the Institute in August 2006 and litigates cutting-edge constitutional cases protecting free speech, property rights, economic liberty and other individual liberties in both federal and state courts. Robert’s writing has been published by outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and dozens more nationwide. His opinions and views on legal issues have been featured in radio and television programs ranging from National Public Radio’s All Things Considered to Fox News Channel’s Hannity & Colmes. Robert is a graduate of Boston University and the New York University School of Law. He is a member of the Virginia bar.