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Interventionism

How Life Finds a Way in the Regulatory State The Freeman
How Life Finds a Way in the Regulatory State

While the growth of government around the world is discouraging, and the struggle to break free goes on, the inventiveness of clever, creative people who find the gaps is a source of hope.

5 Unintended Consequences of Regulation and Government Meddling The Freeman
5 Unintended Consequences of Regulation and Government Meddling
Well-intentioned laws can cause serious mischief and hurt the very groups supposedly being helped.
Don’t Let Me Design Your Retaining Wall The Freeman
Don’t Let Me Design Your Retaining Wall
Reputation markets regulate quality and safety where state licensing boards fall short.
Don’t Put Eleanor Roosevelt on the $10 Bill Anything Peaceful
Don’t Put Eleanor Roosevelt on the $10 Bill
If we put Eleanor's mugshot on any bill, it should be an invoice — for the costs of her complicity in prolonging the Great Depression and her attempts to use the FBI to silence critics. 
Making Sense of Marriage, With and Without Government Anything Peaceful
Making Sense of Marriage, With and Without Government
Private marriage doesn't need the government's help, but civil marriage can protect families against the state. 
The New Paganism? The Case against Pope Francis’s Green Encyclical Anything Peaceful
The New Paganism? The Case against Pope Francis’s Green Encyclical
The worship of nature (as a cloak for hatred of capitalism) once again becomes a part of the religion.
Why Is Snapchat More Secure than the Federal Government? Anything Peaceful
Why Is Snapchat More Secure than the Federal Government?
The government exposed data on 14 million federal employees to hackers. Should we trust it with ours?
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.
5 Reasons the FDA’s Ban on Trans Fat Is a Big Deal Anything Peaceful
5 Reasons the FDA’s Ban on Trans Fat Is a Big Deal
Government doesn’t always know best about your health or nutritonal science.
College Is Not a Theater Anything Peaceful
College Is Not a Theater
Does Harvard think too many Asians will ruin the atmosphere of higher education? 
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.
How Ice Cream Won the Cold War The Freeman
How Ice Cream Won the Cold War

Progress is not driven by producing ever more of the essentials; it is driven by luxuries.

Behavioral Econ and Imperfection: A Bad Case for Government Control Anything Peaceful
Behavioral Econ and Imperfection: A Bad Case for Government Control

It's true that people aren't as perfectly rational as models assume — but that doesn't inherently justify state intervention.

Planned Chaos Books
Planned Chaos
What is needed to stop the trend towards socialism and despotism is common sense and moral courage.
Kelo: How Politicians Stole Her Home and Gave It to Pfizer (Who Destroyed It for Nothing) Anything Peaceful
Kelo: How Politicians Stole Her Home and Gave It to Pfizer (Who Destroyed It for Nothing)
The strange, sad story of how a momentous legal case arose from unlikely origins and shocked the nation.
A Simple Question for Minimum Wage Advocates Anything Peaceful
A Simple Question for Minimum Wage Advocates
Wage controls are restrictions on workers —? what if we acted like it?
Don’t Listen to the Public (Even When They’re Right) Anything Peaceful
Don’t Listen to the Public (Even When They’re Right)
Voters don’t have the foggiest idea what they’re talking about, and they are almost never right except by accident.
Health Insurance Is Illegal The Freeman
Health Insurance Is Illegal

If you tried to offer a real health insurance policy, they might throw you in jail.

The Pathway to Faster Cures The Freeman
The Pathway to Faster Cures
There is an invisible graveyard filled with people who have suffered and died because of drug lag and drug loss.
The New Republic: The Dumb "Libertarian Age" Is Here Anything Peaceful
The New Republic: The Dumb "Libertarian Age" Is Here
To misunderstand the word libertarian is a failure to appreciate a living tradition that is now beginning to flower in the digital era.
Permissionless Innovation vs. the Precautionary Principle Anything Peaceful
Permissionless Innovation vs. the Precautionary Principle
What if a new idea hurts an existing business? What if people lose their jobs? 
Shut Up, Kid! (It's What You Really Want Anyway) Anything Peaceful
Shut Up, Kid! (It's What You Really Want Anyway)
Salon.com argues that if you're old enough to drink, you're young enough to be censored and coddled.
Britain Back from the Brink of Socialism Anything Peaceful
Britain Back from the Brink of Socialism
All told, the British election was moderately good news for liberty, not the calamity it might have been.
Why Are the Feds Threatening to Black Out Times Square? Anything Peaceful
Why Are the Feds Threatening to Black Out Times Square?
It’s a classic example of Congress passing dumb laws and ignoring the unintended consequences.
Israel Puts Price Controls on Books, Devastates Sales Anything Peaceful
Israel Puts Price Controls on Books, Devastates Sales
A combination of price controls and minimum wages has devastated the Israeli book market. 

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