Regulation

Friday, September 20th, 2019

All too often, alternatives to government bans are difficult to name offhand not because they don’t exist but because we haven’t asked. Perhaps this is our opportunity to do better.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Even if we somehow magically made all the guns go away, a few of our laziest, dullest mass murders might be deterred, but many would deploy instead even deadlier and more indiscriminate weapons of mass murder

Friday, September 13th, 2019

When nothing is open and people need access to important goods, private companies, charities, and neighbors step up — not government agencies. 

Friday, September 13th, 2019

You can kill the process of innovation, and harm the very workers you think you are trying to help. California has made a terrible mistake.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

The producers are growing in number. The customer base is expanding. Everyone is winning. At some point, the regulations have to give way. 

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Rather than helping people thrive in a world in which “one person, one job” makes less and less sense, the left advocates an outdated corporate-paternalistic model where “company men” work in the same factory or office their entire career.

Monday, September 9th, 2019

So-called “price gougers” actually increase the availability of needed goods and services in regions struck by natural disasters, an activity that causes prices in those regions to be lower than otherwise.

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

We live in times without much good news in politics. Let’s at least take the weekend to celebrate the embrace of progress, acquiescence to the wisdom of markets, the new freedom found for this hugely important symbol of humankind’s triumph over the poverty of nature. 

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Why believe that the state can pick the right immigrants but not the right industries to subsidize?  

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

Price gouging laws are effectively knowledge embargoes that keep people positioned to help from getting the message.

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Union leaders may rejoice that the public increasingly approves of what they do, but poll data do not support that conclusion. 

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Instead of reproaching politicians, sensationalizing the news, or projecting imminent environmental disaster, let’s consider the more intriguing idea: maybe Brazil should clear more of its rainforest rather than less.

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

They also noticed a boost in productivity when full freedom was in effect, whereas giving limited flexibility to semi-autonomous employees didn’t make a big difference.

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Despite a massive health crisis, a tremendously sickened population, and being surrounded by the catastrophic results of bad government policy, there is almost no movement at all to free the market, fix the food, and get healthy again. 

Monday, August 26th, 2019

A plan like Sanders’ Green New Deal will not successfully achieve the goals it lays out, and is likely to cause significant damage to the economy.

Monday, August 26th, 2019

While the goal is an honorable one, considering that added layers of safety would help to prevent deaths, the unintended consequences of flooding the car industry with a greater number of regulations aren’t being addressed.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Suppose a government official is in a position to impose rules that will affect every firm in a major industry.

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

The proposed remedy, of course, is always government intervention — a remedy, alas, that is destined to fail.

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Unions love exclusive representation. They fought hard to secure it, and they will fight just as hard to preserve it.

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

If we really want the political class to do something, my humble suggestion that they stop fomenting tribal wars that fuel hatreds and instead point out the great lesson of modernity that people in all their diversity can work together in peace.

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