Regulation

Friday, July 19th, 2019

My posterity, my son, does not feel blessed by the laws of New Jersey that prevent him from exercising his liberty by finding employment of mutual benefit to himself and his employer.

Friday, June 28th, 2019

While offered as an ostensible corrective to the very real injustices of the school segregation that preceded it, busing itself is also a form of politically directed and centralized social planning.

Friday, June 21st, 2019

With its mechanical understanding of the process of wealth generation, the Department of Labor wildly exaggerates the role of labor hours in discerning, determining, and measuring economic value.

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Efforts to change the composition of payments to employees, like those suggested by Sanders and championed by many on the left, are likely to leave the intended beneficiaries worse off. Such a policy means workers must choose between holding an under-diversified portfolio or incurring higher costs to achieve the appropriate mix of assets given their unique circumstances.

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

To address this complicated problem, we must rely on innovation, diversification, decentralization, settled cultural norms, and individual discipline. Which is to say, we must rely on ourselves.

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

The bad news is that along with great economic performance has come a good bit of silly, one might even call it stupid, regulation and proposals for regulation.

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Just as innovators shouldn't have to ask the government for permission to bring new products to consumers, people who want to work and earn their livings by starting and running businesses shouldn't have to ask the government for permission to do so.

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Financial Exclusion is my nineteenth book and the vetting, editing, and publishing processes with AIER far surpassed those of the commercial and university presses I have published with previously.

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Even a young child understands, without need of further elaboration, that no action is rendered acceptable simply because lots of other people do it.
 

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

The end goal of our planning paternalists is the command economy.

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.

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