Right to Work 2.0: Politicians and Bureaucrats Use Licensing and Other Rules to Stop the Creation of Jobs. Here’s What to do About It
Today, new theories are often attacked as dangerous and innovations as troublesome. The result is largely political stagnation. Policymakers have become one of the biggest impediments to long-term growth in the United States, and their track record is growing worse. Unions and other advocates of Big Government defend policies—license requirements, for example, and other “barriers to entry”—that make it difficult if not impossible to create new businesses and new jobs. Existing businesses are also often backers of laws and regulations that limit competition, stifling innovation and growth. But real reforms—policies that might be called “Right to Work 2.0”—could knock down these barriers.