Shoshana Weissmann manages the Institute’s social media and email marketing, in addition to contributing graphics and video skills. She also works on occupational licensing reform and other issues, and has written for various publications, including The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
Why are Federal agencies rushing to remove regulatory barriers in multiple sectors of the economy during the Coronavirus scare? It could be because what advocates of lighter regulation have always argued is true...that red tape slows down business, healthcare and is often more about protecting established industry than it is public safety.  Shoshana Weissmann of R Street joins Underscored along with Alex Muresianu of Young Voices to break it all down. 
Shoshana Weissmann is a Senior Manager and Research Fellow at R Street Institute and the self-declared Senator of Twitter. She has helped elevate the national conversation on the weird world of occupational licensing and the needed reforms. We also discussed the best kind of sloths and the worst kind of sloths (hint: there are no bad sloths).
In this episode, Shoshana Weissmann, Digital Media Manager and Fellow at the R Street Institute, discusses her work on occupational licensing reform. She explains what occupational licensing is, when it is legitimate, and when it isn't. She observes that occupational licensing often prevents people from engaging in productive economic activity for no good reason. She discusses different areas in which occupational licensing has made it harder for people to legitimate and valuable services. And she reflects on efforts to reform occupational licensing. Weissmann is on Twitter at @senatorshoshana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Today I am joined by Shoshana Weissmann! Shoshana is the digital media manager with the R Street Institute, where she manages the institute’s social media and email marketing, in addition to contributing graphics and video skills. She is also a policy fellow, working on occupational licensing reform and other issues, and writes in various publications, including The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Today, we discuss of variety of topics as they relate to occupational licensing and commercial freedom. Listen as we discuss Shoshana's work with occupational licensing reform, permits, state regulations vs. federal regulations, evidence-based policy making, alternatives to government regulations, and more! Bio: Shoshana joined R Street in June 2017, having most recently managed digital communications for Opportunity Lives, a group that highlighted positive stories and policy solutions. Before that, she managed social media and wrote for The Weekly Standard. Earlier in her career, she managed digital communications for America Rising PAC, where her strategy was highlighted in a piece that appeared in The New York Times. Shoshana has been featured in MavPAC’s “Future 40” list in 2018, Red Alert Politics’ “30 Under 30” list in 2013, and, in 2012, was the youngest person on the District of Columbia Republican Committee’s “35 Under 35” list. She lives in Washington and has a stuffed sloth named Grover G. Norsloth. Find Shoshana Online: https://www.rstreet.org/team/shoshana-weissmann/ Follow Shoshana on Social Media- Twitter: https://twitter.com/senatorshoshana Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/senatorshoshanaSupport The Brian Nichols Show
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5
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5
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3 hours, 19 minutes
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