The list at the link is just a small collection of ridiculously regulated trades that various state governments have instituted in the name of “protecting” the public , but which are really the result of lobbying efforts by private industry to protect/restrict their businesses , one example of which we highlight below . This is the power of government , picking winners and losers . Crony capitalism at work .
8. Makeup Artists
” Teaching someone how to put on makeup without a government permission slip is illegal in 36 states. Even worse, many of these states demand makeup artists get a cosmetologist or esthetician license, which covers many skills they don’t even use. For example, in Nevada, these entrepreneurs are forced to spend “700 hours in a classroom to learn about subjects that have nothing to do with makeup artistry, like how to cut hair, wax eyebrows and manicure nails.” The state’s restrictions are so strict they triggered a lawsuit.”
Read more about this protectionism in the guise of “public safety” at BuzzFeed
” A recent visit to New Bern, NC, home of Pepsi and Hatteras, allowed us to catch up on the construction of its new flagship: the Hatteras 100 RPH.
At one point or another, all companies face this challenge when introducing a new model: How do you strike the right balance between innovation and tradition without losing loyal customers? Hatteras Yachts, which recently designed its flagship and is well into the build of Hull No. One of its new 100-foot raised pilothouse motoryacht, seems to be on the right track.
When we visited in early August, there was much to see of the new flagship, including the elegant composite hull, fresh out of the mold, and a full-size mockup of the lower, main and upper decks, spread out in a rented commercial space close to the shipyard.
Every component of the interior, from the beds to the helm console, coffee tables and lounge chairs on the sun deck, were built to scale in cardboard and plywood. The mockup had the dual purpose of helping the Hatteras design team—under the guidance of Hatteras’ manager of product design, David Brown—come up with the best spatial arrangements and also affords owners the opportunity to give their input while getting a feel for the new motoryacht. “
LOA: 102ft. (31.09m)
Beam: 22ft. 6in. (6.86m)
Draft: 5ft.11in. (1.8m)
Hull construction: fiberglass
Engines (standard): 2 x CAT C32 Acerts @ 1,900bhp or 2 x MTU 16V 2000 @ 2,600 bhp
Speed (max.): 25 to 29 knots
Speed (cruising): 19 to 24 knots
Fuel capacity: 4,700 gal. (17,791L)
Freshwater capacity: 870 gal. (3,293L)
Propellers: 2 x NiBral high-performance propellers
Exterior design: Team for Design by Enrico Gobbi
Overall design direction & interior layout: Hatteras Yachts
Interior decor: A La Mer
Staterooms: Four or Five (with optional ondeck master)
Crew cabins: Two
Builder: Hatteras Yachts
Delivery: Fall 2013