Topic: Regulation

There’s No Such Thing as Free Breastmilk

– October 15, 2022

“We can learn many things from the formula shortage. For example, perhaps it’s time to examine the FDA restrictions on imports. But at least let’s stop treating breastfeeding as though it were free.” ~ Abigail R. Hall Blanco


U.S. Receives Lowest Economic Freedom Ranking Since 1975

– October 14, 2022

“We need a return to the classical liberalism that has advanced people’s livelihoods through capitalism and limited government. Those principles helped set the stage for billions of people to be brought out of extreme poverty, so let’s get back to them.” ~ Vance Ginn


Why Biden’s Pot Pardons Are A Step In The Right Direction

– October 11, 2022

“Pot possession pardons are a good first step, but elected officials shouldn’t stop there. The drug war has been a disaster, and the country should keep moving closer to ending it.” ~ Art Carden


Government Lands, Squatters’ Claims, and David Crockett

– October 10, 2022

“If people make improvements to unused public land without legal title for their activity, have they earned a claim to that property through their labor on it?” ~ Daniel Betti


Why FTC’s Data Privacy Rulemaking is Probably Unconstitutional

– October 7, 2022

“In light of Supreme Court precedent, Congress should take advantage of the opportunity to effectively reassert its power, and agencies should be cautious when seeking to vastly expand the scope of their authority.” ~ Leslie Corbly


ALL RISE: Aaron Judge and Why It Matters

– October 6, 2022

“Judge is an asterisk-free baseball hero whose accomplishments illustrate the connection between virtue and success in a way that can be instructive far outside sport.” ~ Aeon J. Skoble


Deglobalization Is a Great Way to Impoverish Americans

– October 6, 2022

“Opening markets up and expanding Americans’ economic freedom is the best way to ensure Americans become more competitive and resilient. It’s a shame so few have learned that lesson.” ~ Norbert J. Michel


The Over-Regulated David v Goliath

– October 5, 2022

“The best way to fight against ‘the Bigs’ in society is not to create a big government, but to enable innovation. Let individuals compete as they will.” ~ Daniel Betti


“Climate-Smart” Agriculture Incentives — Not-So-Smart Results

– September 30, 2022

“Scientists can’t even measure the climate-efficacy of the program, yet everyone is agreeing to go along with it because it feels about right—especially, no doubt, within the departments that are getting bigger budgets and amongst the farmers they are paying to sustain a bucolic lifestyle.” ~ Paul Schwennesen



– September 26, 2022

“Among the full set of arguments offered for government intervention into the economy, those that are serious and credible are the exception rather than the rule. Most arguments for intervention are simply not credible, with more than a few being downright silly.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


Milk Crate Law?

– September 24, 2022

“Too many of us in this nation are willing to accept, even chuckle at, laws we know we’ll keep on breaking, confident the law will happen to someone else.” ~ Laura Williams


The Myopia of Antitrust

– September 23, 2022

“Intellectuals and officials arrogantly suppose that any contractual term or organizational arrangement that they cannot immediately understand as serving competition must therefore be devious exercises of monopoly power or attempts to secure such power.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux