"Bottleneckers in Hawaii: How licensing laws make it harder to get a job"
From Grassroot Institute Nov 6, 2017
Dick Carpenter, Director of strategic research, Institute for Justice, Arlington, Va.
Moderated by Keli'i Akina, Ph.D., president of Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
Finding a good job in Hawaii is extremely difficult, and a major reason is the state’s occupational licensure laws. A national Institute for Justice (IJ) study says they are the most burdensome in the nation, covering more than 40 occupations in which residents must acquire the state’s permission before being allowed to work. In the name of protecting the consumer, these laws create serious employment “bottlenecks,” promoting unemployment and higher consumer prices, while doing little or nothing to guarantee consumer protection.
Dick Carpenter, director of strategic research at the Institute of Justice, will join with Keli‘i Akina, Ph.D., of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, to discuss what we might be able to do about Hawaii’s “bottleneckers,” at a Grassroot Institute presentation on Maui.
Please join us for this important discussion:
- Monday, Nov 13, 2017
- 6:30 p.m.
- J. Walter Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St. Wailuku, HI 96793
- Light pupus and sandwiches included
For more information, please call (808) 591-9193.
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IJ: License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing