@jmdj Seriously. And the incredibly disingenuous "I have no ill will" shit is really awful.
@zou bisou If I can't have clothes I hope you don't mind that I'm showing my big fat naked body everywhere until you try CBT or whatever it is that is supposed to fix Skinny Moralizing Syndrome, which contributes over 1 million tons of shade being thrown in my direction for living.
If you had just bought a bottle of rubbing alcohol, you could've saved 50 cents and gone a little bit blind. And if you did it 24 more times, that would be a whole bottle of wine you saved!
The NYPD is a corrupt criminal organization that offers protective services to favored constituents, also, ban cars #maxreadimpression
This guy has been peddling this story since Usenet! I'm so ooolllldddddd
@km1312 HBO is very willing to take your money! Through a subscription.
We are moving out of my statistical expertise here. I am making a fairly narrow point about buildings, and fields where there are a lot of information asymmetries between consumer and supplier. I'm not going to speak to occupations like cosmetologists, auctioneers, fortune-tellers, and other dubiously licensed practices. But I'm always skeptical when these articles come up, because they often make these very big jumps from "I wonder why state boards of cosmetology force applicants to go through years of training and fees" to "Why can't I use a fly-by-night contractor to fix my tenant's roof?"
@pissy elliott If you would like to talk about barber licensing though, please feel free to take it up with anyone else who read Yglesias from 2009-2010, because I am done with that!
@stuffisthings This is actually a fair point, and why I said "many minds." As loath as I am to give the Institute of Justice (which is pretty much a libertarian front group) any shrift, a lot of occupational licensing is just a kind of cartelization, and a way of artifically creating barriers to entry. And while I can't speak uniquely to embattled interior designers, I can say that building structures to local building codes is self-evidently important! (Sorry if this is an argumentative fallacy, but I'm on the internet and don't feel like Googling open Department of Building complaints that adversely affect the lives of people who aren't trained architects, designers, or engineers) If you are going to allow a profession to do code-dependent work on structures, I don't think it's a terrible demand to force them to show competency through licensing.