For John, BLUF: Yes, certain things need licenses and there should be some minimal training for certain non-standard tasks, or at least a test, but 1500 hours to be OK'd to shampoo hair is a little off the beam. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Michigan Capitol Confidential.
This is "Rent-Seeking", which is, per my Computer installed dictionary:
the fact or practice of manipulating public policy or economic conditions as a strategy for increasing profits: cronyism and rent-seeking have become an integral part of the way our biggest companies do business.Are we saying, through the actions of the Government of Michigan, that women don't know a good shampoo from a bad one and that they are not able to tell their friends about their experiences?
This is worse than rent-seeking. It is passing laws because we believe that women are not capable of making normal rational judgments.
Shame on the Michigan Legislature. Shame! Shame!
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff