Topic: Regulation

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We Should All Regulate Facebook and Google

– April 17, 2019

Relying exclusively on regulators to protect oneself against identity theft and other inappropriate uses of data is like leaving one’s car keys in the ignition because a would-be car thief faces the threat of jail time.

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On Family Leave, Leave the Market Be

– April 15, 2019

Social engineering done by those on the political right is nearly always as destructive as is social engineering done by those on the political left.

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Why Did This Libertarian Get Published in the Washington Post?

– April 10, 2019

Maybe it was just a fluke, but the willingness of the Post to countenance private ordering has given me renewed hope that there might still be some thinking statists left, people who can be persuaded to jettison faith in “compulsory monopoly” solutions to every perceived problem.

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The Economics of Paid Leave

– April 1, 2019

The fact that the market does not supply as much paid leave as people would want if they did not have to pay full price for it is not a market failure; it’s a market success.

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Kill The Boeing Bank Once and For All

– March 29, 2019

From a political point of view, with Boeing so much in then news following two recent crashes and with many taking a hard look at all the ways the company may have benefited from government favoritism, it doesn’t seem like a good idea for any legislators to call for the revival the Bank of Boeing.

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Facebook and Google Must Answer to the Market

– March 26, 2019

Facebook and Google’s ability to watch their customers has made many uncomfortable, but after 2018 both know that their customers are watching back.

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The Slogan that Unleashed this Hell

– March 24, 2019

What we are seeing in our time are the results of a mandate that all personal problems must and should be channeled to political solutions demanded by a collective activist army, with the goal of constructing an apparatus of coercion and compulsion that knows no limits to its power.

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Golden Eggs and the Challenge of Our Time

– March 21, 2019

We must find ways to unrig the system where it has been rigged by special interest interaction with politics, to decentralize decisions so that accountability is more vivid and accessible, and to avoid empowering politicians and their appointees to pick winners and monopolize markets.

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Abolish the Barber Board

– March 13, 2019

If getting rid of the regulations would be of such unambiguous benefit to Arkansans, why doesn’t it happen swiftly?

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Yes You Can Be Too Careful

– March 12, 2019

Just because something is possible doesn’t mean it’s likely, though — or worth more than cursory attention.

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That Fake Poll on the Green New Deal

– March 11, 2019

Given the way that they skewed their poll results toward the GND with biased and loaded questioning, it’s reasonable to ask whether their research output crossed the ethical line separating scholarship from politically motivated advocacy.

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Break Up Government, Not Tech Companies

– March 11, 2019

Elizabeth Warren knows the real problem is that watching and controlling people’s lives is a natural monopoly, and should be the exclusive realm of government.

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