fix-nics

Clueless Feds Show Why Gun Policy Should Be Local

– March 29, 2018

Instead of virtue signaling to constituents and turning to the federal government to solve every problem under the sun, policymakers should work to find more decentralized solutions.

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Driverless Boats Will Transform Life on Sea and Land

– March 29, 2018

Lost in the talk about autonomous cars and trucks are discussions of the of advances in automation on the high seas. In coming years, the world’s first autonomous boats will leave their dry docks.

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congressspending

The Reason Congress Won’t Control Spending

– March 27, 2018

The crucial answer: the federal government has access to a printing press that can run without limit. The Federal Reserve is the reason. This is why their default risk premium on US debt is completely unlike that of Illinois, Microsoft, or you and me. 

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Internet Sales Tax Favors Big Business, Impedes New Entrants

– March 27, 2018

For retail giants such as Amazon and Walmart, an internet sales tax is a dream come true in their quest to crush the competition. 

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Terminally Ill Patients Deserve the Right to Try

– March 26, 2018

For the sake of progress and common decency, it’s high time that policymakers reconsider the FDA’s role in the approval process for medical treatments.

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We Created Our Own Data Breach

– March 26, 2018

I seriously doubt there will ever be another Facebook. The solutions of the future will be decentralized. Already, most of us run a half dozen – or maybe several dozen – apps in our suites of software that allow chat, sharing, conversations, groups, and so on. The competition will never end, and we will all learn to find joy in the ongoing process of innovation and choice. This is how it should be. Maybe at the end of this, we’ll find the right balance between the privacy we desire and the notoriety we crave. For impossible jobs such as this, I wouldn’t trust the FTC to fix the problem. You have to leave it to the market.

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Debunking the Statist Account of US History

– March 21, 2018

The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History raised considerable controversy at the time of its release, above all, from mainstream academic circles. This comes as no surprise, considering that the field has been dominated by statist intellectuals of all stripes over the past century or so.

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florist

Lift the Occupational-Licensing Blockade on Louisiana

– March 19, 2018

Louisiana should make it easier for low- and moderate-income workers to become florists, bartenders, barbers, and many of the 77 occupations that require an occupational license.

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DrugWar

End the Drug War or Throw Good Money after Bad

– March 16, 2018

Sell drugs, get the death the penalty—just the latest policy proposal that politicians are desperately scurrying to in their futile attempt to win the Drug War. Simple economics of prohibition illustrates why this plan would be a disaster.

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10 Years On: Too-Big-to-Fail Bailouts Failed Americans

– March 15, 2018

Ten years after the financial crisis that triggered a global economic downturn, many Americans are still struggling to get back on their feet. It’s no surprise then that resentment against Wall Street bailouts continues unabashed.  

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EXIMUS

Export-Import Bank Nothing but a Trough for Cronies

– March 13, 2018

If Trump wants to make America great again, he can start by closing the Ex-Im Bank. America’s success was built by free-market capitalism, not government privilege.

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Guns

If Stricter Gun Control Works, What Happened to Baltimore?

– March 6, 2018

The violence in Baltimore has been so rampant that a fourth facility was built with $43.6 million in taxpayer money to hold the dead before autopsies could be performed.

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