Regulation

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. 

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

In the discussion of the nation’s problem with child care costs, a crucial factor has gone mostly unmentioned. This is one of the most regulated industries. These regulations are driving up costs. Adding more government control of the industry risks making a bad situation even worse.

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Society is worse off to the tune of what these firms would have produced had they actually devoted those resources to creating wealth rather than simply redistributing it.

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Even the most well-intentioned top-down regulation of child care will inevitably increase its costs and likely stifle innovation while having limited impact on the ultimate quality of the care provided.

Monday, February 18th, 2019

If the Green New Dealers have their way, the interventionist state will be taken to an entirely new and more destructive level as one great plan for global salvation is imposed on everyone, everywhere, with no avenues of escape in our age of electronic Big Brother surveillance and control.

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Daycare for all is a great idea. A new government program is the worst possible way to get there.

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

There was nothing inherent to the lighthouse that made it a public good. It was a public good because government regulation made it so.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Super Bowl commercials are one of the last bastions of truly mass media – where a 30-second spot can start a national conversation. The ads from Anheuser-Busch alleging that its competitors Coors Light and Miller Lite use corn syrup while it does not just might be a moment that gets people talking about government’s role in agriculture.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

People favor expansive government for different reasons and will want that government to do very different things, depending on their ultimate beliefs. Those beliefs will also typically lead them to support a government that is active in one area but not others.

Friday, February 1st, 2019

The problem is not a single program or regulation. It’s the complete paradigm of a state that knows no limits to its power. That paradigm has gradually faded. Another will take its place. 

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Mission making turns economic decision-making into a political conflict of interest groups possessing bargaining power in the halls of government to determine what gets done, in what ways, and for whose benefit.

Monday, January 28th, 2019

To regain civility in human interactions and finally treat other human beings as human beings again, we would do well to get politics out of human affairs.

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