At this moment, a campaign is being waged in America’s state capitals. Its purpose? To protect the public from the menace of unregulated music therapists. A music therapist “directs and participates in instrumental and vocal music activities designed to meet patients’ physical or psychological needs.” Whatever one thinks of this work, it is difficult to imagine what threat it could possibly pose.
Suggested citation: Carpenter, D. M. (2017). Bottleneckers: The origins of occupational licensing and what can be done about its excesses. The Federalist Society Review, 18, 14–20.