who gave you that

I've been thinking all day about Tanya Marsh's presentation at Death Salon, during which she spoke the most useful phrase I've heard in my funeral career, which was "Occupational Licensing Regime." It so effectively describes the barrier that keeps meaningful change out of the funeral industry and bears witness to my weariness about always renewing mine. I think, of all the fictions we let ourselves believe, licensing in any capacity is the hardest for me to buy into.