Topic: Regulation

DOJ Makes Our Skies Less Friendly

– March 6, 2024

“The damage done by allowing ‘anticompetitive’ mergers dissipates over time, but the benefits of erroneously prohibiting beneficial ones are lost forever.” ~Tarnell Brown

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Beware of the Ceiling

– March 1, 2024

“Alas, most voters are ignorant of Econ 101. They don’t realize that price ceilings actually decrease buyers’ access to goods whose prices are kept artificially low by government diktats.” ~Donald J. Boudreaux

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The Carbon Offset Dilemma

– February 27, 2024

“One really has to question the motives of climate activists who oppose the expansion of natural gas and nuclear power. Do they want to see realistic and sustainable environmental improvement or are they after some other kind of payout?” ~Paul Mueller

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Income Inequality Rightly Understood 

– February 26, 2024

“Any discussion of income inequality that fails to address whether the source added value for others or simply extracted unearned rents, is not merely incomplete, but misleading.” ~Robert Mulligan

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Reforms for West Virginia’s Future

– February 15, 2024

“You could say the state is mired in the economic theories and nostrums of the past, a Great-Depression-era philosophy of government jobs and ‘managed’ competition.” ~William Ruger and Jason Sorens

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Public Choice Sheds Light on the Bipartisan Tax Deal

– February 15, 2024

“If Congress really wanted to give taxpayers relief, it could have let Americans keep more of the money they earn, instead of having Americans jumping through hurdles to claim deductions with the hope of getting some of their money back.” ~Thomas Savidge

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NJ’s Plastic Bag Ban Backfires Horribly

– February 14, 2024

“Ignoring the secondary consequences of a policy and focusing solely on its primary intended consequences is what separates a bad economist from a good one.” ~Jon Miltimore

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The Manure Lobby: Farmer Fury in Europe

– February 13, 2024

“When a motivated and adequately organized group combines to concentrate its lobbying power on government, it generates foreseeable incentives for the ruling legislatures.” ~Paul Schwennesen

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Biden to Export Ideology Instead of Natural Gas

– February 8, 2024

“By restricting natural gas exports, the administration seeks to impose its vision for the future on the rest of the world.” ~Joel Griffith

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Bidenomics and the Slippery Erosion of Economic Freedom

– January 25, 2024

“The Biden Administration claims to promote economic growth and increase competitiveness while choking the economy with rules and regulations.” ~Nikolai Wenzel

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Check Your Economic Hubris

– January 21, 2024

“No matter how glorious it was for Icarus to fly and how well he thought he could do it, reality has a way of punishing excessive hubris.” ~Joakim Book

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The Future of Bitcoin in Light of a Spot ETF

– January 20, 2024

“While the SEC’s long-overdue approval of a Bitcoin spot ETF deserves a bit of celebration, watch out for what’s next. The state apparatus will increasingly treat Bitcoin as a regulated financial product.” ~Emile Phaneuf III

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