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Reading Questions for Carpenter, “Designing Cartels” Legal Strategies for the Entrepreneur (Guest Speaker: Robert McNamara) PSC 244K—Politics and Markets: Innovation and the Global Business Environment Professor Primo Fall 2010 Due in class Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 Directions: Please answer all of the following questions, which are based on the Carpenter reading, “Designer Cartels,” available on Blackboard. 1. What is the primary difference between a titling law and a licensure law? 2. What is the primary justification for titling or licensure laws in the area of interior design? 3. Explain how a titling or licensure law creates barriers to entry for an entrepreneur in the area being regulated.
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Unformatted text preview: 4. Major interior design groups, including the American Association of Interior Designers, actively lobby for new titling and licensure laws in the states. Why does Carpenter argue that they do so, given the traditional view that businesses want to avoid regulation? 5. There is little organized opposition to titling and licensure laws, which gives a big advantage to proponents of these laws. If the Institute for Justice is correct and these laws are problematic, why is there so little organized opposition to them? 6. Were you convinced by the evidence Carpenter provides regarding the impact of titling and licensure laws on complaints? Are there any weaknesses in his data analysis?...
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