Topic: Regulation

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


Downsizing the Administrative State

– April 8, 2023

“To more fully restore the separation of powers intended by the founders, SCOTUS must soundly repudiate the Chevron Doctrine, and assert the primacy of an alternative.” ~ David Gillette & Warren Barge


Ga. Reps Slice Possible Lifeline for Kids in Failing Schools

– April 4, 2023

“School choice will continue to be a battle across the nation, because some special interests have been given control over millions of children and billions of dollars, and they won’t give that power up without a fight.” ~ Laura Williams