Should Everyone Be Licensed?

Let’s put the drain cleaner v. plumber licensing rivalry to rest, once and for all.
Should Everyone Be Licensed?
At the risk of playing the “let’s all get along” card, is it fair to give drain cleaners who’ve been in the industry for decades the you’re-just-a-hack treatment?

Let’s put it all out there. Plumbers have to go through years of apprenticeships, training and testing to earn required licensing. Most states, however, do not require the same type of certification (if any) for drain cleaners. It begs the question — Are licensing laws in this...

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