Monday, February 07, 2011

WSJ on Regulations

The WSJ today has an article on occupational licensing, you can find it here. You can never have enough examples of stuff like this, so give it a quick read and add your favorites to the arsenal. The following, though, has to be the best part of the article-- you can't make this stuff up:

In Kentucky, the Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists has eight full-time inspectors who spend much of their time responding to anonymous tips about unlicensed manicurists. The inspectors rarely catch the alleged offenders, says Charles Lykins, the board's administrator, because "they take off running."

Mr. Lykins says it's in the public's interest to insist manicurists are well-trained. "Have you ever had a nail fungus? It's terrible," he says. "That's why we're there."

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