Video: How removing one regulation created hundreds of jobs in Mississippi
posted at 9:21 pm on April 17, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham
So many businesses are just someone’s dream—to make an honest living, to serve the community something it’s missing, to use talents to their greatest potential. Every roadblock the government erects makes those dreams slightly less possible. And, those roadblocks aren’t tripping up the lavishly rich. In this case, an unnecessary regulation in Mississippi was keeping hundreds of working- and middle-class black women from making a living doing something their community wanted to pay them for— hairbraiding. One woman fought for seven years to change that. The result is pretty much the whole reason I believe what I believe.
I’ve known this story for a couple of years because I love the work the Institute for Justice does. I’m so glad Sean brought it to life. Take 30 minutes to sit down and watch it:
Laws of this type still exist in many states, keeping people from chasing the dream Melony fulfilled. Click here to find out how to get the word out about this film, and maybe fuel the fight outside of Mississippi.