Regulation

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The Silk Road Back to Leviathan?

Does Dread Pirate Roberts’s fate destroy the dream of justice without the state?

MARCH 25, 2015 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

In evaluating stateless experiments like Silk Road, we have to ask, "As compared with what?" Certainly not an ideal. Try comparing Ross Ulbricht with Richard Nixon in Indochina.

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The Tasted and the Untasted

What a common cold teaches us about economics and life

MARCH 24, 2015 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

Everyone else was raving about the chowder. I could only experience it vicariously.

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Trading with “The Other”

Can mutual benefit overcome racism?

MARCH 19, 2015 by SANDY IKEDA

Imagine our shock when we learned that the landlord didn't want to rent to us because of our race.

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Bureaucracy Unlimited

“Enforcement creep” frees government to grow unchecked

MARCH 17, 2015 by NICOLE KARDELL

Big government has found a way to legislate without law by shaking down companies.

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Going Postal, Again

The USPS is in the red for the eighth straight year

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After eight years of losses, why is there a government postal monopoly?

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The Garage That Couldn’t Be Boarded Up

Uber and the jitney … everything old is new again

FEBRUARY 26, 2015 by SARAH SKWIRE

Regulators ran jitney operators out of every town in America. But something important has changed the game in passengers' favor.

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Buffaloed by Hidden Taxes

Obamacare’s costs are starting to show

FEBRUARY 24, 2015 by D.W. MACKENZIE

All too many Americans are buffaloed by the hidden tax and regulatory costs that everyone pays.

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Regulate the Dating Market

A modest proposal for romantic justice

FEBRUARY 23, 2015 by JULIAN ADORNEY

Our love lives require government oversight to ensure safety and fairness.

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Little Free Libraries: A Love Letter

Still falling for the written word, despite America’s killjoys

FEBRUARY 12, 2015 by SARAH SKWIRE

Leave it to America's bureaucrats to try to snuff out a beautiful movement. Sarah Skwire pens a love letter to the founders of Little Free Libraries.

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Will a Degree Help You Do Your Job?

Jeff Winger’s education on Community is instructive

FEBRUARY 11, 2015 by JOSEPH S. DIEDRICH

The ne'er-do-well lead on TV's Community exemplifies the distinction between instruction and education.

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Regulation and Intervention

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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Antitrust

SEPTEMBER 01, 2010 by KEIR KETEL

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Regulation and Intervention

JULY 13, 2010

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Monopoly and Antitrust

JULY 12, 2010

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The Myth of Unregulated Tobacco

JUNE 22, 2009 by BRUCE YANDLE

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 ...

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Regulation Red Herring

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.