Certificate of Need (CON) laws force new providers to obtain government permission to enter a market. 


Tax Increment Finance Districts (TIFs) ​redirect general community sales and property taxes to projects directed by the TIF. TIFs scavenge jobs from other communities and other areas within a community.

​​Corporate Favoritism occurs when some businesses receive special, favorable treatment in tax law, regulation, or subsidies that other businesses do not receive. The 1889 Institute is compiling a catalog of these special favors provided in Oklahoma.

Occupational Licensing limits work opportunity, redistributes income from lower to higher income individuals, increases the cost of living, limits innovation, and leads to more licensing.

Regulation can be used as a weapon against potential competition by making it more difficult to enter markets and compete.