Crisis, Regulation

To End an Era of Brutality, Increase Officer Pay

– June 2, 2020

“To support the retirement of qualified immunity, officers who face greater risk as a result of its retirement can be compensated. It could bring us peace when we need it most, as the nation emerges from social and economic burdens brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and the response.” James L. Caton

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Capitalism, Crisis, Regulation

Financial Markets Work Without Coercion

– May 26, 2020

“Coercion is sure to diminish the positive contributions that financial markets make to the larger economy. Even worse, such coercion would violate the rights of the property owners whose voluntary choices give rise to financial markets.” ~ Donald Boudreaux

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Crisis, Regulation

Micromanaged Business Reopenings Could Cause More Harm

– May 25, 2020

“In attempting to convey that the adults in the room have spent a long time thinking about this difficult issue, Massachusetts instead exposes just how little regulators’ blunt instruments can possibly add.” ~ Max Gulker

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Crisis, Regulation

Government Has Forced Culinary Genius Into Paper and Plastic

– May 23, 2020

“Politicians missed the boat completely in forcing restaurants into takeout concepts. For all too many chefs, this one-size-fits-all solution insulted and continues to insult their genius. This is about much more than money.” ~ John Tamny

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Crisis, Regulation

The Ides of March, 2020: When Bank Regulation Failed

– May 23, 2020

“When the rules make it impossible for a bank to make sound and reasonable acquisitions of new assets because they are up against their capital limits, things can go badly awry.” ~ Warren Gibson

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Crisis, Daily Economy, Regulation

Economic Planning Will Extend Economic Misery

– May 22, 2020

“Central planning of resources doesn’t work during good times, which means it most certainly doesn’t during the bad.” ~ John Tamny

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Authoritarianism, Property Rights, Regulation

Safety is Found in Principles, Not Lies

– May 22, 2020

“Safety lies in the strength of our belief in strict limits on government power, the rule of law, and stable property rights. Honor these principles and safety will emerge from the actions of a free people, not the edicts of authoritarians.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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Crisis, Regulation

Life Inside a Steel Trap

– May 16, 2020

None of today’s prominent political figures is a thug on the scale of Rand’s Dr. Ferris, but the thugs are out there watching and waiting. Yet it’s not inevitable that the jaws will continue to tighten.

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Crisis, Regulation

To Make Banks Strong, Do Away with the Regulator

– May 14, 2020

As the UK economy enters the COVID-19 downturn, the Bank of England (BoE) continues to maintain that the UK banks are strongly capitalised. The BoE’s claims are not to be believed.

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Crisis, Regulation

Yet Another Regulation that Blocked Widespread Testing

– May 10, 2020

Nebraska, one of the five free states and home to Warren Buffett, jettisoned the harmful regulation (which is more a redundancy than an oxymoron). So instead of using one testing kit per person, lab techs test five people at a time.

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