What Gets Rewarded?

– September 5, 2017

When enthusiasts of the free economy address a social problem by saying, “The market will handle it,” critics accuse them of being simplistic, even glib.

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As ICO Market Takes Off, SEC Throws Wet Blanket

– August 23, 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission has tossed a wet blanket on initial coin offerings just as they were soaring as an alternative financing vehicle for young companies.

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Self-Governance Could Be the Answer for Initial Coin Offerings

– August 21, 2017

The rise of blockchain technology and associated cryptocurrencies is creating both exciting funding opportunities for young companies and potential regulatory battlegrounds.

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TARP’s Tax Meter Still Running Years After End of Crisis

– August 16, 2017

Taxes are being collected to help end the financial crisis that ended nearly a decade ago.

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Unskilled Immigrants Do Not Harm Americans

– August 15, 2017

The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act conveys a valuable lesson in where economic illiteracy can lead.

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‘Hockey Stick’ Climate Change Enforcer Checked Hard in Canadian Case

– August 10, 2017

The Penn State University climate scientist known for his “hockey stick” computer model and hair-trigger litigiousness has suffered a stiff check within the Canadian court arena. According to a story on the educational website Principia Scientific Inte …

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Foreign Investment Breathing New Life Into U.S. Manufacturing

– August 7, 2017

The death of manufacturing in the United States is being postponed, even reversed, by foreign investment including that coming from China.

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Beware the Lure of Social Engineering

– August 2, 2017

Human dignity, autonomy, and social cooperation are best left to the tender hands of politicians and bureaucrats. Not!

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Say It Ain’t So on Global Financial Regulation, Mr. President

– July 31, 2017

President Trump recently signed a G-20 statement that supports international regulation of U.S. financial institutions, something that flies in the face of his domestic political positions.

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Occupational Licensing Harms Consumers and Producers

– July 28, 2017

The Trump and Obama administrations agree on at least one point: occupational licensure harms Americans both as consumers and as producers.

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Initial Coin Offerings Going Way Beyond Small Change

– July 27, 2017

Trends in crowdfunding and cryptocurrencies are converging into a mechanism catapulting cash-poor young companies and fashioning a new financing landscape.

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What the Market Economy Really Is

– July 27, 2017

What is a market economy? We often talk about it as though it were a thing, perhaps a machine or a vehicle. Business reporters say it heats up or cools down. Sometimes it even gets stuck in a ditch. But it’s not a thing subject to heating or cooling or …

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