Charles Lipson's column in the Chicago Tribune concludes:
Instead of loading up the public with a Christmas tree of regulations, bureaucracies and costs, let's impose only essential regulations to protect Chicagoans. Instead of preventing competition, let's encourage it. It would work for Uber. It would work for haircuts, too.
There will be an argument over what qualifies as "essential," but the rest of the column is some help with that. Professor Lipson teaches political science at the University of Chicago.