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An Arizona Story: Controlling Clip Joints


Jonathan Rose


Arizona State University College of Law

1980

Regulation, Vol. 4, 1980

Abstract:     
This article considers the effect of excessive governmental regulation by looking at Arizona’s regulatory scheme for entry into, preparation for, and the practice of barbering, as a case in point. While the licensing of barbers to ensure sanitary conditions in barber shops is well-intentioned, the article suggests Arizona’s scheme has crossed the line from reasonable oversight to regulatory overkill, resulting in restricted entry and creating anticompetitive problems. The article suggests that in a free market, the unscrupulous and inept tend to get shaken out, without governmental paternalism and with minimal distortion in resource allocation.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 4

Keywords: regulation, competition, occupational licensing

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Date posted: June 26, 2009 ; Last revised: August 11, 2009

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Rose, Jonathan, An Arizona Story: Controlling Clip Joints (1980). Regulation, Vol. 4, 1980. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1426344

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Jonathan Rose (Contact Author)
Arizona State University College of Law ( email )
Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
480-965-6513 (Phone)
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