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The ALLOW Act: Another Helpful Step Against Protectionist Licensing

Steven J. Cernak, Antitrust Connect Blog, August 2016

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Occupational licensing has been under antitrust attack in the last several years, from two Supreme Court cases narrowing the state action exemption to numerous reports on local regulations such as taxi medallions. The proposed Alternatives to Licensing that Lower Obstacles to Work Act (ALLOW) Act could prove to be another step in lightening the load of local regulation on the economy.

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