We hear a lot about the federal government and over regulation. And yet some of the most burdensome regulations are mandated by states as they determine which occupations require how many hours of training leading to license. And each state’s requirements as to which fields require how much training are different. Worse still is that there is little reciprocity state to state and a field licensed in one state may not be licensed in the neighboring state. Do interior decorators really need a license? Do physical therapists need a clinical doctorate? If it’s all about health and safety, shouldn’t tattoo artists need to be licensed? Perhaps, there are other factors at play. We explore with Dr. Mark Gius, an economist, from Quinnipiac University.