Topic: Regulation

gascans

Your New Gas Can Still Doesn’t Work

– December 14, 2018

Gas can regulations began in 2000, with the idea of preventing spillage. The notion began in California, spread, and was picked up by the EPA, which is always looking for new and innovative ways to mandate as much human misery as possible.

READ MORE
puppeteer

Beyond GDP to a New Road to Serfdom

– December 12, 2018

Professor Stiglitz is confident that humanity can be made better; just collect the data, organize and catalog it, and reduce all to a series of statistical indices, and heaven will be a little closer on earth once the right policies are implemented.

READ MORE
blindness

Ideological Blindness on the Right and Left

– December 11, 2018

The rest of us are caught between two brands of ideological fanaticism that begin in a bad idea, deploy government power to realize the goal, and end as a grave threat to liberty and property.

READ MORE
hypocrisy

Hypocrisy Is Baked Into the Policy Process

– December 7, 2018

Inconsistencies are visible when politicians claim that war is the best way to peace, and when they admit that prohibition of alcohol failed in the 1930s even as they insist that the prohibition of drugs today will somehow work.

READ MORE
romainelettuce

Regulators Are Not What Makes Food Safe

– December 4, 2018

It’s one of the most puzzling claims of the pro-regulation ideology: food makers and sellers have a weak incentive to make sure their food is safe for consumption. The briefest look at the dynamics of this food panic reveals the opposite.

READ MORE
MG_1203

The Inconvenient Truth About the Green New Deal

– December 4, 2018

Nowhere has our public discourse failed us more egregiously than on the environment and climate change.

READ MORE
mountrushmore

The Imperial Presidency Embodies Political and Economic Hubris

– November 28, 2018

What is needed is a much smaller government so that free individuals can be freer to make more of their own decisions in guiding their own lives rather than a big government with an “imperial” president arrogantly attempting to command and control them.

READ MORE
girlcellphone

Indiana Residents’ Proposed Cigarette Tax Hike Will Only Boost the Black Market

– November 24, 2018

But despite the campaigners’ enthusiasm for the idea, smokers are known for not smoking fewer cigarettes when prices rise. Instead, they either ignore the hikes or find different ways to get their hands on nicotine products — and that includes resorting to the black market.

READ MORE
whitesuit

Why Your White Clothing Is No Longer White

– November 19, 2018

All the essential tools for making clothing super white have been deprecated, mostly by government regulations.

READ MORE
tractor-2271577_1280

The WWI Agriculture Boom and Bust

– November 15, 2018

A new NBER working paper uses bank-level financial and county-level agricultural data to show how risky lending might amplify the boom and bust.  

READ MORE
cannibas

Marijuana and Midterms

– November 9, 2018

Tuesday’s outcome was good for the freedom to consume and not to be jailed for your consumption choices.

READ MORE
candy

The Horrifying Cronyism of Sugar Production

– October 28, 2018

When people think about Halloween, they think about candy, children in costumes, and scary decorations. I think about all these things too, obviously, but I find myself thinking also about sugar subsidies.

READ MORE