To reduce crime

State has means, without cost

Posted: September 28, 2017 at 2:57 a.m.

Arkansas' high property-crime rate ranks among the worst five states, according to the Department of Justice. We can try to blame our high crime rate on poverty and education. A rich and educated Arkansas would have less crime. However, making Arkansans rich and educated are complicated, long-term goals. We can do something much easier to reduce our property-crime rates: Simply lessen occupational licensing requirements.

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