Kyle Sweetland



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Kyle Sweetland is a researcher at the Institute for Justice, where he provides research and analysis on issues central to the Institute’s mission.  He is a co-author of the second edition of IJ’s License to Work report.

Prior to joining IJ, Kyle participated in the Young Leaders Program at the Heritage Foundation.  He holds a bachelor’s in business economics and public policy from Indiana University Southeast.

Research and Reports

  • November 13, 2017    |    Strategic Research

    Today, more Americans than ever must get a government permission slip before they can earn an honest living, thanks to the spread of occupational licensing laws. Licensing laws now guard entry into hundreds of occupations, including jobs that offer upward mobility to those of modest means, such as cosmetologist, auctioneer, athletic trainer and landscape contractor.…

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