There's a fun WSJ op-ed this morning on dialing down occupational licensure requirements for professions like barber, auctioneer, interior designer, and others.
Here's how the "director of a barbering school in Michigan" responded to a proposal to eliminate licensing for barbers:
"I'm not saying we are as important as doctors, but we are the closest you can get. We are turning this into the Wild, Wild West."
I was not aware that licensed barbers are the thin line between life as we know it and the zombie apocalypse.
I guess there are few things more scary than the prospect of a haircut not sanctioned by your government.