Topic: Regulation

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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The Job Guarantee: A Critical Analysis (Executive Summary)

– October 18, 2018

A federal job guarantee would be monumentally expensive, return only limited value from the participants’ work, entail administrative challenges nearly impossible to solve, and be potentially disastrous for economic growth and the private labor market.

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Out-of-Control Government: How, Why, and What to Do

– October 16, 2018

“It seems almost impossible to rein in government. It keeps growing in size and scope in one direction after another. Why? And is there any way to reverse it?” ~ Richard Ebeling

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Google’s Data Breach Scandal Is About Regulation

– October 12, 2018

Google wasn’t truly afraid of reputational damage, as it reigns supreme as the top search engine online. What it feared was that this data-breach problem would put it face to face with Congress.

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How Government Stifles Choice and Competition at the Pump

– October 11, 2018

Government subsidies and regulations are usually a mess. Each rule or payment might have its own laudable goal in a vacuum. But in many industries, aided by politics and corporate lobbying, the laws pile up on each other, twisting markets until economic logic seemingly doesn’t apply.

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