Topic: Government

Risky Business: A Review

– December 22, 2022

“Risky Business will appeal to readers more interested in selection markets than in real-world insurance products, and to people with a high tolerance for ahistorical assumptions about the need for detailed insurance regulation and other government market interventions.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Progressives Love Suppressing Votes–But Not the Way You Think

– December 21, 2022

“Suppressing people’s votes in the marketplace for the benefit of those who think themselves entitled to a comfortable life at another’s expense, or for those who really know what is good for other people, does not help the suppressed voters.” ~ Art Carden

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Climate Conferences Fail on Deforestation

– December 21, 2022

“No matter what virtue-signalers claim, we would be shooting ourselves in the foot by trying to mitigate the effects of industry on the environment by reversing technological advancement.” ~ Jason Reed

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Adam Smith on Humanity’s Greatest Weakness

– December 20, 2022

“Worse than simply refusing to see our self-deceit, we feel morally justified in transgressing against others. Smith was right, self-deceit is responsible for much of the suffering of humanity.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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America’s at a Crossroads: Liberty or State Control? | Samuel Gregg & Kate Wand (Video)

– December 19, 2022

“In this episode of Liberty Curious, Kate Wand sat down with Samuel Gregg, Distinguished Fellow in Political Economy and Senior Research Faculty at the American Institute for Economic Research, to discuss how to repair what’s broken with the American economy.” ~ AIER

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Green Energy is the Modern “Broken Window”

– December 19, 2022

“If my choices are to have wealth but no job, or to have a job but no wealth, I’d rather have the wealth.  But we don’t have to choose: we can have both wealth and jobs, if we don’t go around breaking all the darned windows.” ~ Michael C. Munger

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Reputation Works Better Than Regulation: Why Demand Should Determine Prices

– December 19, 2022

“As consumers, we must remember that in a market-based system, consumers determine what is of value, what is demanded, and what is consumed. To maintain such authority, we would be wise to use our wallets, rather than Washington cronies, to curtail costs.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson

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Overcoming Challenges to Economic Freedom in States

– December 18, 2022

“Until states decide to impose a strict spending limit based on a maximum rate of population growth plus inflation, cut and eliminate burdensome taxes, and scrap burdensome regulations, economic freedom will continue to collapse.” ~ Vance Ginn

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A President Who Warned Americans What Extravagant Federal Spending Would Do to Character

– December 18, 2022

“Cleveland saw his job as upholding the Constitution and keeping the federal government in its proper place, not weakening ‘the bonds of common brotherhood’ by robbing Peter to pay Paul.” ~ Lawrence W. Reed

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The Many Ways Bad Policy Worsens Your Daily Commute

– December 17, 2022

“Removing sand from the country’s collective transportation gears will also require more imaginative solutions such as congestion pricing, privatization, zoning reforms, and transportation options beyond cars.” ~ Colin Grabow

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Fed Slows Pace of Rate Hikes

– December 16, 2022

“The decision FOMC members make in February will depend on the inflation data released between now and then—and how Fed officials interpret that data.” ~ William J. Luther

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After Three Holiday Seasons, Pandemic Monetary Policy Still Driving up Prices

– December 15, 2022

“The HDAY Index and TDAY Index lead to the same irrefutable conclusion: the ongoing cost of policies implemented to mitigate the spread of COVID are large and, almost three years later, proving disconcertingly persistent.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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