Regulation

Monday, January 15th, 2018

We’ve fought too long and too hard against government encroachments to accept the slightest compromises to the firm principle of the freedom of speech. Trump’s threat is not about protecting truth against lies; it’s about government control over speech so that people who criticize the regime can be forced into silence.

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

The last time I was in D.C. (last month) something struck me as never before. The entire place is premised on the idea that what is awesome about life is entirely physical. Massive buildings. Huge stone and marble columns. Real estate. Monuments. Everything in this not-normal city is about gigantic, imposing, intimidating structures. It's all about place and power over place. You can drive block after block and observe nothing but unimaginative and scary buildings with uniform windows. Honestly, it is awful, dreary, and...old fashioned. 

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Earlier we posted a reply, by Dr. Bob Murphy, to an NYT blog post by Dr. Paul Krugman, wherein Murphy criticized Krugman's interpretation of certain statistics and used work by Dr. Steven Horwitz to buttress his argument. Here Dr. Joseph Salerno takes issue with Dr. Horwitz' conclusions, and adds his thoughts to the matter.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

The answer to 'Why?' is: because gold-linked stable money is superior to manipulated funny money. The answer to 'How?' is a bit more complicated

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Remember how every bank under my supervision failed? That's why I need more power.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
It is not from 
the malevolence of the taxman, the regulator, or the central banker that we expect to lose our 
dinner, but from their regard to their own interest and the inevitable produce of their institutions[1].
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
"Financial regulation may be the cleanest test of regulation in general, in the sense that if regulation works anywhere, it should work in the financial sector.
Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Walter Williams, a professor of economics for George Mason University, speaks on the deregulation (or lack-thereof) that led to the financial crisis. The original video can be fond on LibertyPen.com.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
"Just pretending that we can continue with the same monetary policy, the same Federal Reserve system, and all these guarantees sort of concedes that we're going to have another bubble.
Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
"On Sunday, September 7, the United States government took control of more than half the U.S.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
"A minor rule change in the law unexpectedly shut down the market for selling new bundles of car loans and consumer loans after bond issuers, ratings agencies and the Securities and Exchange Commission found themselves caught in a tangle of old and new regulations.
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
"The Congressional Conference Committee worked all night on Friday, June 25, finally quitting at 5:37 in the morning, so that President Obama could go to the G-20 Summit in Canada saying that Congress had finished a bill.
Friday, July 2nd, 2010
On Wednesday, I posted a link to F.A. Hayek’s “The Use of Knowledge in Society”.

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