Engineer Fined for Criticizing Government without a License

Mats Jarlstrom’s trouble all began with a red-light camera. In April 2013, Jarlstrom’s wife, Laurie, received a ticket after driving her Volkswagen through an intersection in Beaverton, Oregon, that was equipped with a traffic camera. His wife paid the fine, but the timing of the traffic lights at the intersection piqued Jarlstrom’s interest, so he … Continue reading Engineer Fined for Criticizing Government without a License

Exposing the Occupational Licensing Scam

What word best describes the actions of government? Would it be greed? How about thuggery? Or cronyism? Writing for Reason, Eric Boehm has a story showing that “all of the above” may be the right answer. But I Am an Engineer At first it seems like a story about government greed. When Mats Järlström’s wife … Continue reading Exposing the Occupational Licensing Scam