What is the justification for government to require
that business licenses are necessary to do business? While, when one dares to demand an answer to this basic question, you
know a lawyer will step in to impose their viewpoint on the masses. According to LegalZoom, Licenses are required for three main purposes:
identify your business and make sure you are accountable for your actions
To protect the public health and safety
keep track of your finances for tax purposes
the first provides the rationale for the imposition of attorneys and courts as arbitrators and enforcers. Such a theory is
the basis of placing individuals and all commercial activities under the authority of governmental approved civil servants
and magistrates. In practice the second criteria ignores the reality that the government on all of its levels, agencies and
jurisdictions are the most egregious destroyers of public health and safety. The third is the most obvious and offensive rationalization
for legalized theft.
this era of delusional government worship, the most avid proponents of authoritarian regulation seldom miss an opportunity
to chastise the natural rights of the individual to conduct commerce. The monetary philosophy of Laissez-Faire principles
is viewed as the worst commercial system possible by the advocates of a managed economy.
Economist Toufic Gaspard laid out what he saw as the axioms of laissez-faire:
· The individual is the basic
unit in society
· The individual
has a natural right to freedom
· The physical
order of nature is harmonious and self-regulating system
are creatures of the state and therefore must be watched closely by the citizenry due to their propensity to disrupt the spontaneous
Critiques of Laissez-Faire
"One of the chief
critiques of laissez-faire is that capitalism as a system has moral ambiguities built into it: It does not inherently protect
the weakest in society. While laissez-faire advocates argue that if individuals serve their own interests first, societal
benefits will follow, detractors feel laissez-faire actually leads to poverty and economic imbalances. The idea of letting
an economic system run without regulation or correction in effect dismisses or further victimizes those most in need of assistance,
Oh, all those who hang
their hat on uplifting the least competitive want to impose every imaginable kind of license and form of regulations to restrict
the voluntary transactions that are essential to any type of business activity.
What is most regrettable is that the most intense libtard detractors of the corporatists fail
to see much less appreciate that the laissez-faire approach produces the greatest potential for wealth creation. For a society
to encourage true beneficial business deals, all parties must strive to become economically literate.
Obtaining a business license has nothing to do with teaching these skills. Only
the ruling jurisdiction and their governmental enablers advance the supposition that individuals must be monitored in their
buying and selling behavior. Start with the absurd, Having a Garage Sale or Yard Sale?
garage sale time settles in, you know that having one garage sale or yard sale a year doesn't make you a business. But it
might make you subject to taxes and local regulations, depending on the state where you live and have that sale. Before setting
out items for your garage sale or yard sale, check on these issues involved with the "business" of holding a garage sale:
Local permits and licenses for garage sales or yard sales
Income taxes on the profits from the sale
Sales taxes on the cost of the items sold"
Just how intrusive into the commercial affairs of the lowly junk sellers are
people willing to put up with? Next compare a venture that is all the rage. TAKING YOUR DIGITAL CURRENCY BUSINESS TO THE US – TACKLING STATE-LEVEL REQUIREMENTS encourages the trading in phantom value fiat specie. Few would object to a rigorous regulation and oversight of such dubious
financial instruments. However, basing this conclusion on a product that pushes the envelope of its very existence should
be the central issue.
By adoption a certifying
authorization places a seal of legitimacy on the product itself. Governmental licensing as an administrative procedure is
not likely to disappear. Yet the arbitrary attitude that allows arrogant authoritarian "public servants" to dictate
every minute commercial activity is abhorrent to any free minded market maker.
News from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is in a report from The de-licensing of occupations in the United States indicates several structural obstacles that keep the regulatory society in place.
"In nearly every instance that we analyzed, de-licensing
and de-licensing attempts have been met not only with stiff resistance but also usually (when successful) with a movement
to reinstitute licensing. Clearly, these results reflect the lobbying power of the occupations in question and their professional
believe this article is the first to uncover and analyze instances of the successful de-licensing of occupations at the state
level. Of course, some cases may have been overlooked. The reasons are many, including that no central clearinghouse exists
that collects records of de-licensing as well as that some state legislative audits are incomplete and not always available.
In addition, imprecision and ambiguity are often found in the use of the terms “license,” “certification,”
and “registration.” Unfortunately, the three terms are sometimes used interchangeably, with confusion the occasional
result. Furthermore, often what appear to be occupational licenses are in fact simply business licenses. Occupational licenses
are issued to individuals giving them the right to practice, whereas business licenses are issued to companies. Still, the
de-licensing of an occupation no doubt rarely occurs. Recent attempts in nine states to collectively de-license groups of
occupations have shown more potential, but as of yet, they have been almost uniformly unsuccessful."
Economic liberty is not a priority in this collectivist culture of business hostility.
Respect for the individual has become the primary causality of compliance commerce. Business requires competition to grow
and prosper. Uplifting the economic fortunes of citizens is an objective that everyone should strive to achieve.
James Hall - May 23, 2018