Many politicians want to know what holds workers back.

Too often they don’t need to look any farther than the laws they pass. One in three jobs in the economy now requires government permission to hold. Workers without a license can’t work in them.

This makes sense for surgeons and pharmacists. But many jobs, like tour guides, requiring licenses pose no health risk. Bill Main fought the city of Washington, D.C., for the right to give tours without government permission. This is his story.

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, James Sherk will host an event on the economic challenges hurting workers at The Heritage Foundation, starting at 8:30 a.m. More details here

The headline of this post has been corrected to reflect Main’s fight is over, not ongoing.