Regulation

Monday, May 20th, 2019

The goal was to protect existing, politically influential producers from the competition of newer, more efficient firms.

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

The jury is still out on whether Dodd-Frank has made the financial system more robust. But we are starting to get a clearer picture of what impact it has had on compliance cost, bank lending, and bank consolidation.

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Unfortunately, these foolish mistakes will be made on the back of smokers who may get to switch away from tobacco.

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

No matter the ideology, anyone who seeks perfection in a philosophy summed up by one or two words will fall far short of that ideal.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

Relying exclusively on regulators to protect oneself against identity theft and other inappropriate uses of data is like leaving one’s car keys in the ignition because a would-be car thief faces the threat of jail time.

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Social engineering done by those on the political right is nearly always as destructive as is social engineering done by those on the political left.

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Maybe it was just a fluke, but the willingness of the Post to countenance private ordering has given me renewed hope that there might still be some thinking statists left, people who can be persuaded to jettison faith in “compulsory monopoly” solutions to every perceived problem.

Monday, April 1st, 2019

The fact that the market does not supply as much paid leave as people would want if they did not have to pay full price for it is not a market failure; it’s a market success.

Friday, March 29th, 2019

From a political point of view, with Boeing so much in then news following two recent crashes and with many taking a hard look at all the ways the company may have benefited from government favoritism, it doesn’t seem like a good idea for any legislators to call for the revival the Bank of Boeing.

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Facebook and Google’s ability to watch their customers has made many uncomfortable, but after 2018 both know that their customers are watching back.

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

What we are seeing in our time are the results of a mandate that all personal problems must and should be channeled to political solutions demanded by a collective activist army, with the goal of constructing an apparatus of coercion and compulsion that knows no limits to its power.

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

We must find ways to unrig the system where it has been rigged by special interest interaction with politics, to decentralize decisions so that accountability is more vivid and accessible, and to avoid empowering politicians and their appointees to pick winners and monopolize markets.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

If getting rid of the regulations would be of such unambiguous benefit to Arkansans, why doesn’t it happen swiftly?

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Just because something is possible doesn’t mean it’s likely, though — or worth more than cursory attention.

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Given the way that they skewed their poll results toward the GND with biased and loaded questioning, it’s reasonable to ask whether their research output crossed the ethical line separating scholarship from politically motivated advocacy.

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Elizabeth Warren knows the real problem is that watching and controlling people’s lives is a natural monopoly, and should be the exclusive realm of government.

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

It’s too little, too late, but Facebook has now promised to adapt. Open and public? Forget it. Smaller groups, closed, and private is the new way.

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Beware, my friends. Socialists may start off believing that they are for the well being of all. But once they turn their attention to matters of control, they eventually discover that controlling demographics is essential to making all their dreams come true. That’s when they come after a fundamental human right.

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Sadly, the FDA has frozen the marketplace by saying that existing products could remain on the market pending approval (they still have not clarified how to get approval) but that no new products would be allowed to enter the market after 2016 and no changes could be made to existing products.

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

China no longer wants your leftover pizza box. Nor your empty 2-liter bottle of Mountain Dew. They are being burned in the US instead. 

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