Topic: Regulation

Competition Can’t Be Perfect

– April 22, 2024

“Since if something is perfect, it must be desirable, a new generation of attorneys is attempting a wholesale takeover of antitrust enforcement.” ~Michael Munger

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ESG Puppeteers

– April 18, 2024

“Climate financiers are not capitalists. They are corporatists who think the government should direct private industry. They want to work with government officials to benefit themselves and hamstring their competition.” ~ Paul Mueller

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Biden Redoubles Effort to Crush Crypto With EIA’s Mining Survey 

– April 12, 2024

“Historically, the EIA has been viewed as an agency without a political agenda, but this survey suggests otherwise.” ~James Broughel and John Berlau

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The Middleman Is a Public Servant

– April 10, 2024

“Letting people make their own choices is an important part of respecting one another as free equals… We don’t help people by prohibiting the choices they actually make.” ~Art Carden

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Preserve Architectural History with Incentives, Not Bans 

– April 9, 2024

“Removing government from the process by changing dated zoning regulations is the best path forward to solving the housing shortage. A small piece of the puzzle should be historic landmarks and district reform.” ~Jason Sorens and Thomas Savidge

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EPA Phase Out of Gas-Powered Cars Has Ominous Historic Echoes 

– April 8, 2024

“Forcing automobile companies to expand production of their least-profitable product lines at the expense of their best-performing ones is economic madness.” ~Jon Miltimore

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Biden’s ‘Strike Force’ Recalls Nixon’s Economic Plan

– March 29, 2024

“The so-called Strike Force is likely to act as a bludgeon for government attacks on private interests, and in particular, those viewed as adversaries to the administration.” ~Peter C. Earle

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Red Alert: Biden’s Biggest Chips Act Expense Yet

– March 28, 2024

“When politicians resort to deficit spending to bankroll industrial ventures, they put upward pressure on interest rates by issuing more debt and competing with scarce private funds.” ~Vance Ginn

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Uber and Lyft Drive Out of the Twin Cities

– March 22, 2024

“When costs go up, the money to pay for the increase can only come from one of three places: customers paying higher prices, business owners earning less profit, or workers being laid off, losing work hours, or losing benefits.” ~James Harrigan

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Two Birds of a Fiscal Feather

– March 14, 2024

“Both property tax increases and rent control continue to be controversial, after decades, in that they both represent forms of grand theft against housing owners and rental housing providers.” ~Gary M. Galles

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“Stabilization” Is Just Bad Old Rent Control

– March 13, 2024

“Just about the worst way to ‘help’ renters is by punishing property owners for providing rental housing, which is just what rent caps do.” ~Jason Sorens

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Introducing AIER’s “Qualified Opinions” Podcast

– March 8, 2024

AIER proudly introduces Qualified Opinions, a new podcast hosted by Veronique de Rugy that will illuminate the “challenges facing free markets, liberalism, and the political climate of today.”

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