Should every occupation be licensed?
HB 937 requires companies that move household goods to register and be licensed in Maryland. Failure to be licensed will result in a fine of up to $1,000. Moreover, it requires them to pay an annual fee for the license to move household goods.
In 1950, one in 20 jobs required a license. Today, one in three do. Ultimately, licensing for unspecialized positions hurts the poor, kills jobs and raises consumer prices.
Requiring a license to work can be counterproductive. Not every industry should be licensed!