You have the right to earn an honest living. This is called “economic liberty” and it is protected by the U.S. Constitution. But often, entrepreneurs face burdensome, arbitrary and anti-competitive laws that make it difficult, if not impossible, to earn an honest living in the occupation of their choosing.
If you are an entrepreneur struggling with bad laws and regulations, know that your situation is not unique, and you are not alone – and this guide is for you.
The Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide is a comprehensive roadmap for any grassroots battle for economic liberty. Whether this is your first time fighting city hall or you are a seasoned activist, this resource contains a wealth of valuable information. And we at IJ are here to help you every step of the way.
Activists nationwide have used the information in our Eminent Domain Abuse Survival Guide to successfully protect their homes and small businesses from eminent domain abuse – when the government seizes your property not for a constitutional public use, like a road, but in order to hand it over to a private developer. In this guide, we expand on those practical, battle-tested strategies.
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Licensed Eyelash Extension Specialist Sues for Right to Do Job
Brandy Davis is a licensed eyelash extension specialist who is being blocked from doing her job by the Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology and Licensing. She's suing in state court to challenge the board's licensing requirements.
Cosmetology | Economic Liberty | Hair Braiding | Occupational Licensing
Three Idaho Women Challenge State’s Requirement for Hair Braiders to Obtain Cosmetology License
Three braiders in Idaho challenged state requirements to spend thousands of dollars and a year of their lives for an unnecessary license.
Cosmetology | Economic Liberty | Occupational Licensing
Oklahoma Eyebrow Threaders File Lawsuit Against Irrational Licensing Requirement
Oklahoma requires eyebrow threaders to spend 600 hours learning skills that have nothing to do with eyebrow threading. This useless regulation prevents people from earning an honest living, which is why two eyebrow threaders have…
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