Regulation

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Little Boxes

Tiny houses, entrepreneurship, and regulation

DECEMBER 22, 2014 by JENNA ROBINSON

The tiny house movement is taking the world by storm. But between you and your little slice of heaven lie NIMBYs and regulators.

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Creative Destruction Is Not Zero-Sum

A letter to the Wall Street Journal

DECEMBER 02, 2014 by HOWARD BAETJER JR.

One of the coolest things about Uber is that they didn't ask permission.

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Risky Business: When Numbers Mislead

Regulation and risk assessment tend to be one-size-fits-all

NOVEMBER 07, 2014 by NICHOLAS FREILING

Regulators often use statistics to justify their interventions. But is it really for the "common good"?

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When Government Spreads Disease: The 1906 Meat Inspection Act

Government has been spoiling stuff since well before the TSA

NOVEMBER 03, 2014 by JEFFREY A. TUCKER

The case of poke-and-sniff in meat-packing should serve as a warning for all government regulatory measures.

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Breaking Bad: Can Regulation Be Fixed?

The problem of “regulatory capture” goes all the way down

OCTOBER 29, 2014 by ROBERT P. MURPHY

Why would the feds enforce new rules when they ignore the existing ones?

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Regulation of Lodging by the Market Process

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 by HOWARD BAETJER JR.

The market does a better job regulating Airbnb than the government ever could.

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Where’s the Beef? Canada!

Love of country doesn’t mean one must also love the IRS

SEPTEMBER 09, 2014 by STEWART DOMPE, ADAM C. SMITH

Corporate inversion offers a powerful check on government and lets companies fulfill their primary purpose: protecting shareholders' capital.

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The Golden Age of Freedom Is Still Ahead

OCTOBER 03, 2012 by ANTHONY GREGORY

Free enterprise is often associated with the past, but the golden era of freedom and free markets is not now and it's not behind us. It is still ahead of us.

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Regulation Red Herring

There's no such thing as an unfettered market.

AUGUST 03, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

Order grows from market forces. But where do impersonal market forces come from? These are the result of human action.

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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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SEPTEMBER 01, 2010 by KEIR KETEL

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Monopoly and Antitrust

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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.