I'd threatened to start a thread like this, and here it is. One of the inefficiencies in modern US politics that libertarianism is delightfully positioned, intellectually, to oppose is overregulation of trades that shouldn't be regulated. It's one thing to oppose licensing of surgeons because you're a libertarian. Whether you are right or wrong, you're not going to win that argument. http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-government/changes-to-licensing-proposed-1356959.html This isn't, IMO, a great bill. It's barely a good bill. But if a central bureaucracy takes over the licensing of stuff that shouldn't be licensed anyway, at least there will be less regulatory capture. Go to your state's website and look at who is on the various boards licensing barbers. It's gonna be other barbers. Nobody there speaks for consumers. Read to the end...why are we licensing interior designers anyway? Next up...parking requirements!