Occupational Licensing For Florida’s Barbers Does More Harm Than Good

Occupational licensing in Florida. So much for using barber – ing as a fall back option.

The DeVoe L. Moore Center Blog

By Jamaal Gill

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The rise of occupational licensing has become a major concern to Florida’s businesses. These regulations affect everyone from doctors to restauranteurs; barbers to financial advisors. The main justifications for occupational licensing are the promotion of consumer welfare, public health, and a higher quality service. However, in many professions, occupational licensing keeps barriers to entry high while providing little benefit to public health and safety.

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