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Our love lives require government oversight to ensure safety and fairness.
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Jeff Winger’s education on Community is instructive
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There really was a white male scheme to exterminate African Americans
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Or, how to get more trust in society
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Because politics is based more on what people say than on what they do, it often short-circuits the mechanisms for discovering the truth: prices, profit, and loss.
NOVEMBER 14, 2012 by STEVEN HORWITZ
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.