Testimony to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Briefing on Regulatory Barriers to Entrepreneurship & Consequences for Civil Rights
13 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2013
Date Written: February 8, 2013
This written testimony to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission addresses the consequences of government restrictions on entrepreneurship. The testimony focuses first on occupational licensing restrictions and second on certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) or certificate of need (CON) laws. It concludes that economic liberty is a crucial civil right for all Americans and restrictions on that freedom have a disproportionately negative consequence for immigrants, the underrepresented, and members of racial minorities.
Keywords: Certificate of Public Convenience And Necessity, occupational licensing, CON law, Certificate of Need, right to earn a living, economic liberty
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