One tactic the government uses to concretize it's own power is the creation of bogus requirements to legally perform certain jobs. Government promises members in this profession to keep out the UNCERTIFIED, in exchange for support. The most ridiculous one which springs to mind is this: In SC to give massages you must go to like a two year training course. I can give a hell of a massage, I've been told "better that a professional one". This allows the practitioners to hold the market captive and dictate prices more than they can when a degree is not required, as in Georgia. I guess for SOME things it's unavoidable (for ajwps), but sometimes it's a big smelly load that hurts the consumer and forms an unholy alliance between practitioners and government.