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How Economic Control Threatens Political Liberty, Free Speech, and the Rule of Law Anything Peaceful
How Economic Control Threatens Political Liberty, Free Speech, and the Rule of Law

Big government protects big business from competition. And the price of that protection is silent, obedient support for the bureaucrats and politicians.

Ted Cruz's Crusade against the Supreme Court Anything Peaceful
Ted Cruz's Crusade against the Supreme Court
We can have a judiciary that reflexively defers to the political branches, or we can have constitutionally limited government — but not both. 
Does "Fair Trade" Help Poor Workers? Anything Peaceful
Does "Fair Trade" Help Poor Workers?
Is Fair Trade about doing good or just feeling good? 
Uberocracy: How the Sharing Economy Changes Politics Anything Peaceful
Uberocracy: How the Sharing Economy Changes Politics

Startups like Uber can upend the political status quo by changing people’s experiences. 

Is Google "Abusing" Its Monopoly? Should Government Fix It? Anything Peaceful
Is Google "Abusing" Its Monopoly? Should Government Fix It?
Antitrust laws are supposed to protect consumers, but they simply replace consumer choices with government control.
Who Is Building the Private, Peer-to-Peer Marketplace? The Freeman
Who Is Building the Private, Peer-to-Peer Marketplace?
“The ability to engage in trade directly with someone in person is a great thing, and it’s a shame that hasn’t been possible online — until now.”
Federal Court Rules Naked Government Favoritism Is Constitutional Anything Peaceful
Federal Court Rules Naked Government Favoritism Is Constitutional
The 2nd Circuit rules that a "simple preference" for one group — pure arbitrary favoritism — is a legitimate reason to stop competition. 
New York Orders Fast-Food Workers Replaced With Robots, Kiosks, Mobile Apps Anything Peaceful
New York Orders Fast-Food Workers Replaced With Robots, Kiosks, Mobile Apps
"Fight for $15" scores a victory for robots and unions against immigrants and young people. 
The Politics of Nostalgia The Freeman
The Politics of Nostalgia
Progressives join many conservatives in their misty view of the 1950s.
Uber vs. the State, 1851 Edition Anything Peaceful
Uber vs. the State, 1851 Edition
Ferry boat monopolies tried to crush their competition the exact same way that taxi cartels do today.
The Hidden Costs of Tenure Anything Peaceful
The Hidden Costs of Tenure
Tenure is a barrier to entry in the academic job market that makes it difficult to replace poorly performing faculty with better alternatives.
Should We Fear the Era of Driverless Cars? The Freeman
Should We Fear the Era of Driverless Cars?

Those who wring their hands at the prospect of the driverless car fail to see that its greatest potential lies not in reducing pollution and road deaths, nor in lowering fuel costs and insurance rates, but rather in its ability to liberate billions of hours of human potential. 

Europe Needs Regime Change in Greece. They Won’t Get It. Anything Peaceful
Europe Needs Regime Change in Greece. They Won’t Get It.

The Greek government couldn’t comply with its creditors’s demands even if it wanted to — and it doesn’t.

The Economics of Sports Seminar: Rules and Order, Cooperation and Competition Anything Peaceful
The Economics of Sports Seminar: Rules and Order, Cooperation and Competition
FEE closes out two weeks of seminars in Orange, CA, with the Economics of Sports.
Why Be Nice to a Cab Driver? Anything Peaceful
Why Be Nice to a Cab Driver?

Cutthroat competition drives us to compassionate cooperation. 

Sabotaging Uber: The Umpire Strikes Back Anything Peaceful
Sabotaging Uber: The Umpire Strikes Back
Capitalism is a brutal competition, but it's supposed to have neutral referees — but sometimes the refs decide to play for one side.
What Rupert Murdoch Sees in Dying Newspapers Anything Peaceful
What Rupert Murdoch Sees in Dying Newspapers

Why doesn't the media mogul ditch money-losing papers? Love, money, power — or something bigger?

California Government Puts Uber on Blocks Anything Peaceful
California Government Puts Uber on Blocks
The fate of a vast number of companies is at stake. The future is at stake.
AMC’s "Halt and Catch Fire" Is Capitalism's Finest Hour Anything Peaceful
AMC’s "Halt and Catch Fire" Is Capitalism's Finest Hour

The show is a vibrant look at the early PC industry, but it's also about entrepreneurship and innovation.

Nevada Passes Universal School Choice Anything Peaceful
Nevada Passes Universal School Choice
Has Nevada opened the Pandora’s Box of educational choice?
Bootleggers, Baptists, and Bribes in the Magna Carta Anything Peaceful
Bootleggers, Baptists, and Bribes in the Magna Carta
The Great Charter was overall a win for liberty. But from the crooked timber of politics, nothing entirely straight is made.
How Policing Works in a Privatized City Anything Peaceful
How Policing Works in a Privatized City
The right to walk away when a cop tells you to stop smoking makes all the difference.
NYT: Paid Family Leave Laws Often Backfire Anything Peaceful
NYT: Paid Family Leave Laws Often Backfire
America's paper of record explains how mandatory paid leave hurts women's job opportunities, salary, and career prospects.
The Beauty of Bending Rules in a Complex World The Freeman
The Beauty of Bending Rules in a Complex World

When something is moved from the private, voluntary sphere to the public, coercive sphere, debates and division arise where none previously existed. 

Flooding Texas: 5 Reasons Californians are Still Moving to Texas Anything Peaceful
Flooding Texas: 5 Reasons Californians are Still Moving to Texas
Economic freedom — and the jobs, affordability, and benefits that come with it — is drawing Golden Staters to Texas.

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