Win Jason Furman's Money
By Arnold Kling
has launched a prize competition to identify new and innovative thinking about policies to create jobs in the United States and enhance productivity.
My suggestion would be to create health care and education enterprise zones. These would be experimental counties where for a ten-year period government would enforce no licensing or accreditation requirements for individuals or institutions providing education and health care services. Laws against fraud would be strictly enforced, so that you could not claim to have a medical degree when you lack one. But otherwise, the question of who could provide service would be determined by consumers, not by government.