Free the Economy Episode 10: Legalize Jobs with Shoshana Weissmann

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Welcome back to the Free the Economy podcast. In this week’s episode we talk about Mercatus Center’s Michael Farren’s case for the abundance agenda (a case Josh Bandoch and I have made ourselves), a Washington Post report on social media “deinfluencers,” the House Financial Services Committee and its agenda on Securities and Exchange Commission oversight and ESG investing, why Tucker Carlson is wrong about the supposed benefits of protectionism on the blue-collar workforce, and the need to manage coastal flooding with insurance markets. Our interview this week is with policy analyst and sloth enthusiast Shoshana Weissmann of the R Street Institute. We discuss the problem with state occupational licenses and make the case for why it should be legal to get a job without permission from the government.

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Stay tuned next week for Episode 11 when we’ll be interviewing Patrice Onwuka, director of the Center for Economic Opportunity at the Independent Women’s Forum.