July 18, 2017

Sally Ladd is a New Jersey-based entrepreneur who provides short-term vacation property management services in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. But Pennsylvania law is forcing her to obtain a real-estate broker’s license—which requires her to spend three years working for an established broker, pass two exams, and set up her own brick-and-mortar office in Pennsylvania—just to keep working there. Unwilling to subject herself to such a regime, but fearful about the possibility of enforcement, Sally felt forced to shut down her business.

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