Massage Therapy Licensing: Violating the Pursuit of Happiness

Massage Therapy Licensing: Violating the Pursuit of Happiness In a way, America at least partly owes its independence to the conviction that granting exclusive market privileges is an illegitimate function of government. In a free country, no-one has an exclusive...

Why Oklahoma’s Method for Selecting Judges Is a Bad Idea

Why Oklahoma’s Method for Selecting Judges Is a Bad Idea The state of Oklahoma selects supreme court justices using a system known as the Missouri Plan, which is a form of merit selection. Advocates paint a rosy picture of the plan, claiming that it is a more...

Why Does Oklahoma License Polygraph Examiners?

Why Does Oklahoma License Polygraph Examiners? In Oklahoma, a license is required to work as a polygraph examiner (a professional who applies lie-detector tests), and it is not at all obvious why. Generally, an occupation is licensed if it is obviously in the public’s...