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Regulation and risk assessment tend to be one-size-fits-all
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Government has been spoiling stuff since well before the TSA
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Why would the feds enforce new rules when they ignore the existing ones?
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Love of country doesn’t mean one must also love the IRS
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Should governments regulate and intervene to correct "market failures?"
Steve Horwitz explains the dynamics of interventionism and the issues with regulating and intervening in the free market.
"What regulation and intervention do is prevent markets from discovering new ways of solving existing problems and new ways of solving new problems. When regulation erects barriers to entry or other kinds of limits on market behavior, it cuts short this discovery process, and that leads to inefficiency and waste of resources."
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On Monday, June 22, with apparent satisfaction, President Obama signed the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA), a law that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory authority over tobacco products. The law requires the FDA ...
Why There's No Such Thing as an Unregulated Market
JUNE 05, 2009 by SHELDON RICHMAN
Most people believe that government must regulate the marketplace. The only alternative to a regulated market, the thinking goes, is an unregulated market. On first glance that makes sense.