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As The Wall Street Journal  recently noted, our country has reached a national consensus that welfare stifles individual initiative. It doesn't help that at the same time that governments are endorsing policies that encourage work, they are also keeping in place regulations and monopolies that discourage people from starting the kinds of small businesses that are often the first step toward self-reliance.

What you may not know, though is that the right to earn an honest living receives less legal protection than the "right" to receive a welfare check. As part of our nationwide campaign to restore constitutional protection for economic liberty, Institute for Justice attorneys have been in several cities across the country conducting research and analysis of licensing regimes and regulations that erect barriers to the pursuit of productive livelihoods.

Check out how these city and state governments stomp on the American Dream for those who need it the most!

Read more about a series of eight new reports issued in October 2010.

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City Studies

October 2010
Chicago Study
October 2010
Houston Study
October 2010
Los Angeles Study
October 2010
Miami City Study
October 2010
Milwaukee City Study
October 2010
Newark City Study
October 2010
Milwaukee City Study
October 2010
Washington DC City Study
  Regulatory Field: Burdensome Laws Strike Out Chicago Entrepreneurs
By Elizabeth Milnikel and Emily Satterthwaite
May 2009

The Land Of 10,000 Lakes Drowns Entrepreneurs In Regulations


Entrepreneurship in The Emerald City: Regulations Cloud the Sparkle of Small Businesses (2004)


Burdensome Barriers: How Excessive Regulations Impede Entrepreneurship in Arizona (2004)


Baltimore: No Harbor For Entrepreneurs (1997)  (Click here for the pdf version )


Running Boston's Bureaucratic Marathon (1997)  (Click here for the pdf version )


Entrepreneurship in Charlotte: Strong Spirit, Serious Barriers (1997)  (Click here for the pdf version )


How Detroit Drives Out Motor City Entrepreneurs (1997)   (Click here for the pdf version )


Entrepreneurship in San Antonio: Much to Celebrate, Much to Fight For (1997)  (Click here for the pdf version )


Brightening the Beacon: Removing Barriers to Entrepreneurship in San Diego (1997)  (Click here for the pdf version )

   Is New York City Killing Entrepreneurship? (1996)   (Click here for the pdf version )

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