Topic: Regulation

Back to the Future: The Biden Administration’s Loan Level Price Adjustment and a Repeat of the Housing Crisis

– May 1, 2023

“The LLPA would be immediately damaging to all Americans who have done the right thing, established solid credit and saved for an adequate down payment. It would be eventually damaging to those who are given unsustainable mortgages.” ~ H. Shelton Weeks & Nikolai G. Wenzel


The Political Cleverness of Envy-Driven Housing Policies

– April 30, 2023

“This is a recipe for housing stagnation. Strangling the supply of new market rate housing through these various programs means that existing market rents (whenever they are not regulated), must reach stratospheric levels.” ~ Raymond C. Niles


Biden’s Bad Bet: How Regulation Kills Economic Growth

– April 30, 2023

“We need to do two things to clean up this mess: unshackle the economy and shackle the administrative state. Bureaucrats and their political enablers can’t be trusted to curb their ambitions, so we must do it for them.” ~ Alexander William Salter


Job Gentrification: Three Questions as a Way of Teaching About Minimum Wages

– April 28, 2023

“If you force much higher wages — and a ‘living wage’ of $15/hour for an entry-level job in fast food is much higher — then you will ‘gentrify” jobs.’ ~ Michael C. Munger


Some Factual and Economic Errors of “Common Good Capitalism”

– April 25, 2023

“Arguments for ‘common good capitalism’ are chock-a-block both with factual errors and faulty economic reasoning of a sort not found in arguments for true capitalism.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


The Gas-Powered Banning Bandwagon: Why Politicians Should Leave Leaf Blowers Alone

– April 23, 2023

“Given that there is already a severe shortage of labor in the landscape sector, the concern won’t be over what equipment is being used, but rather who will even opt to use it.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson


Operation Chokepoint 2.0: The Crypto Crackdown Explained (Video)

– April 21, 2023

“In this episode of Liberty Curious, Kate Wand discusses the Obama-era Operation Chokepoint, and today’s ‘Operation Chokepoint 2.0’ with AIER Senior Research Faculty Thomas Hogan.” ~ AIER


Industrial Policy Does Indeed Fall Victim to the Knowledge Problem

– April 17, 2023

“Prices, asset values, and profits and losses determined in open markets in which people spend and invest their own (and only their own) money are the only sources of information in a modern economy about which resource uses are worthwhile and which resource uses aren’t worthwhile.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


Caitlin Long: Fighting for Economic Freedom (Video)

– April 16, 2023

“In this episode of Liberty Curious, Kate Wand spoke with Caitlin Long, founder of Custodia, a financial institution anchored around bitcoin, sound money, and safe banking.” ~ AIER