Listen: New Arizona law: No license needed for blow-drying, curling, shampoo services
"Y'all have been fighting against ridiculous regulations. Particularly in Arizona recently. Tell us all about it. Yeah. We actually we've had to really really wonderful victories recently one big one in one little bit fun one. So the little bit fun one is this in Arizona as in many states. You have to have a license to be. A makeup artist or a barber or 'cause Matala gist. And of course, to get that yson's can take thousands of hours in training and cost tens of thousands of dollars. In fact, it takes longer to become a licensed cosmetologist in Arizona, then to become an an airline professional airline pilot. Wow. Larry. I remember my my cousin was interested in being a cosmetologist. And for the first several months. She was working. She would just jab women right in the eye with the mask thing because she didn't understand. You're not supposed to jab people in the eye till she was taught. The absurdity of it all is that we all know that these licensing laws actually don't exist to protect the public in most cases, most of the time what they really are prohibitions on free economic competition that are in place to protect those who already have licenses against having to compete, but from others. And so I it's just like if WalMart were to try to outlaw target, you know, it could make a lot of money by doing that. And so a lot of the time businesses go to the government asked them to create these licensing laws so that they don't have to compete against people. So that they can then raise their prices. Well, it's become very fashionable in certain circumstances to have what they called blow dry bars, which is these are not barbershops. You don't get your hair cut there. But you get what's called a blowout. This is some this was all new to me being a man. This isn't something I have to deal with is something women. This isn't a Robert Kraft thing is that that owner who went to get the rub and tug in Florida, totally different. It's a different thing. Okay. Who knows why would these fads come and go, but the new thing is to have these the do your hair with just a blow dry well in Arizona that was illegal without a cosmetology license, God, cutting hair or or or shampooing you're eating like that. They're just using a blow dryer, and it's illegal to use a blow dryer without government permission in the state of Arizona as important constitutional issues at stake here. But so they just like wet your hair than it. They don't have necessarily wet. You're just they just blow it, and then comb it, and it makes it look in a different way. I don't know. This is magic in my breathing. Illegal pandas in the back or something that's the front. Exactly. Fortunately, the governor has just signed a Bill that says, no, you don't have to get government permission to use a blow dryer, and somebody's hair people already used blow dryers in their own homes. It's already you're allowed to use blow dryers, or I hair earns is in a demonstration in a store in a shopping mall in Arizona. So why can't we just allow people to do blow drying if that's something that people wanna do? Enter your controversial. This was one of the most controversial pieces of legislation to pass in Arizona in recent years. I understand it didn't get a single democratic vote in the in the house or exactly right. The powerful cronies, and you wouldn't think that the cosmetology industry would be like this. But in fact, they are very powerful politically influential cronies in the state of Arizona. They lobbied hard to prohibit this because they don't wanna face fair economic competition. And I'm glad to say the good guys won. And the governor has signed that Bill. So Sean had the question. What's the stop them from blow dry? Buying directly into someone's eyes. And. Living together, mass hysteria. There was testimony in the state legislature that people would die if this Bill. Okay. So I the funny question, but the legitimate for people saying, well, maybe you maybe there should be a reason that a makeup artist gets a license. It is there a decent argument for that. No. I don't see one either. But and already let people you put makeup on themselves or their children or their loved ones at home. So if it's safe enough to do there, it also should be safe enough to do professionally if it's so dangerous, then you need to outlawed in the home. Also, we'll on a new and Milton Friedman was always making the argument, these one of my favorite writers of libertarian freedom and stuff is that even if you're going to have these sorts of things you don't want him to be government organization. Exactly. Because again government gets paid even"