How Airline Regulations Hurt Passengers

– August 9, 2022

“The DOT might think they’re helping, but they’re really not. Airline passengers are far better off when they, not bureaucrats, decide how airlines are run.” ~ Patrick Carroll

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Compassion Compromised by Contradictions

– August 5, 2022

“Advocates for minimum wages and rent controls justify both as compassionate. But they ignore both logic and the far from compassionate violations of employers’ and landlords’ property rights imposed.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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It Doesn’t Get Much Worse Than ‘Build Back Better’

– August 5, 2022

“Americans should be alarmed. The bill has the potential to handcuff innovation in one of the most critical and successful sectors of the American economy.” ~ Peter J. Pitts

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The Lottery Life: Creating Lucky Housing Winners at the Expense of Everyone Else

– August 5, 2022

“Inexpensive new housing can be built again if only the government will get out of the way. End the ‘Lottery Life’ in housing and watch market entrepreneurs do the rest.” ~ Raymond C. Niles

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Price Ceilings of $0

– August 2, 2022

“Whatever particular objections might be raised to legalization of the likes of prostitution or the selling of transplantable body organs, clarity of thought is enhanced by recognizing that the prohibitions in question are really price ceilings of $0.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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The FDA Is Funding and Approving Cigarettes

– July 30, 2022

“Prohibiting vapes while increasing the number of reduced nicotine combustible cigarettes is as counterproductive as it is political. It doesn’t need to be.” ~ Mazen Saleh

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Entry Barriers: A Personal Disappreciation

– July 29, 2022

“What I know, though, without any sophisticated econometrics, is that my own encounter with indirect grants of special privilege is not one I wish to repeat any time soon—or ever.” ~ Caleb S. Fuller

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Risk Analysis for Children’s Health

– July 28, 2022

“Given that the benefits to children from lowering exposure to any of the FDA or EPA chemicals may be negligible to non-existent, we would likely be better off addressing more serious concerns for children.” ~ Richard Williams

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Re-Imagining Medicine

– July 24, 2022

“We are not selecting for, nurturing, or rewarding imagination in medicine to the degree we should, and patients, physicians, and our society are paying the price for it.” ~ Richard Gunderman

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Helping Y’all Understand Protectionism

– July 22, 2022

“Given that protectionism violates the central purpose of any government, which is to benefit all its citizens, it replaces the justice of voluntary arrangements with the injustice imposed by involuntary arrangements.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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If Republicans Won’t Be the Party of Business, What Will They Be?

– July 19, 2022

“Republican support of Sen. Klobuchar’s bill is indefensible, and it raises a basic question of what Republicans will be if they’re not going to be the Party of business and achievement.” ~ John Tamny

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Rethinking Regulatory Capture

– July 16, 2022

“Stigler concluded that regulatory agencies are captured by the firms they regulate. Still, ultimately, it is the regulated firms that become captured by the legislators and regulators who have the power to terminate their regulatory protections.” ~ Randall G. Holcombe

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