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Regulation

Americans' Incomes Are Unequal, But Mobile Anything Peaceful
Americans' Incomes Are Unequal, But Mobile

Both income inequality and mobility are largely explained by personal choices.

Tech Sector Bears Brunt of Capital Taxes, Random Regulation Anything Peaceful
Tech Sector Bears Brunt of Capital Taxes, Random Regulation

Constant uncertainty about taxes and regulation is turning investors off from startups.

What Trump and Sanders Said about Oil Prices 4 Years Ago Anything Peaceful
What Trump and Sanders Said about Oil Prices 4 Years Ago

"Forget what you may have read about the laws of supply and demand."

California’s Plan to Kill the Driverless Car The Freeman
California’s Plan to Kill the Driverless Car

Driverless cars are much safer than human-driven cars, but California regulators aim to prevent innovation in the name of safety.

MIT: Incandescents Now More Efficient than LEDs Anything Peaceful
MIT: Incandescents Now More Efficient than LEDs

The trouble with regulations is that they freeze technological progress.

Sell a Muffin in Wisconsin? 6 Months in Jail. Anything Peaceful
Sell a Muffin in Wisconsin? 6 Months in Jail.

Commercial food producers have made it a crime to sell your own home-baked cookies, breads, and muffins.

Why Government Should Not Regulate the App Economy The Freeman
Why Government Should Not Regulate the App Economy

Gamblers may understand the market better than government regulators do.

The Big Short and the Ratings Agencies The Freeman
The Big Short Misleads on Ratings Agencies

The movie blames market forces without looking to the role government intervention played.

Uber Revolutionizes Common Sense The Freeman
Uber Revolutionizes Common Sense

The popular ride-sharing service has created unwitting supporters of the free market.

Regulating School Choice Reverses Its Benefits Anything Peaceful
Regulating School Choice Reverses Its Benefits

Severe regulations on vouchers can make them worse than nothing.

The Real Problem with FDA Drug Restrictions Anything Peaceful
FDA Regulator Finally Sees the Problem with Drug Restrictions

After losing his wife to a three-year battle with cancer, Dr. Pazdur is fighting to speed up drug approvals.

Tattoo Bans, Free Speech, and Jimmy Buffet Anything Peaceful
Court Strikes Down Tattoo Ban, Cites Constitution, Jimmy Buffett

“Speech does not lose First Amendment protection based on the kind of surface it is applied to.”

Regulators Are Not Heroes The Freeman
Regulators Are Not Heroes

In a world of uncertainty, ensuring quality can be a powerful competitive advantage.

One Bill Could Massively Improve Access to Lifesaving Drugs Anything Peaceful
One Bill Could Massively Improve Access to Lifesaving Drugs

A bill by Ted Cruz and Mike Lee could create a safe global market for pharmaceuticals and medical devices. 

Everybody Loses from Unionizing Uber Anything Peaceful
Everyone Loses from Unionizing Uber

Seattle has extended "collective bargaining rights" to Uber drivers, but both drivers and customers will regret it. 

Regulators Try to Crush 300,000 Handmade Cosmetics Makers Anything Peaceful
Regulators Try to Crush 300,000 Handmade Cosmetics Makers

Big businesses are pushing a bill to smother a thriving industry of custom soap and cosmetics.

Google, Facebook Make Consumer Regulators Obsolete Anything Peaceful
Google, Facebook Make Consumer Regulations Obsolete

Government regulators continue to act as if Yelp, Facebook, Google, and Angie's List don't exist. 

Fast-Tracking Safe Drugs without Sacrificing Scientific Rigor Anything Peaceful
Fast-Tracking Safe Drugs without Sacrificing Scientific Rigor

The FDA can and should let sick people try drugs that are still being evaluated. 

"Externality" Does Not Mean "Bad Thing" Anything Peaceful
"Externality" Does Not Mean "Bad Thing"

A paper arguing for restricting or prohibiting marijuana use relies on a fundamentally flawed understanding of what an externality is.

Technology Could End the Horrible Thanksgiving Drive – If We Let It Anything Peaceful
Technology Could End the Horrible Thanksgiving Drive – If We Let It

Innovation could be driving us to a new and better world, but only if we keep regulators in the backseat.

Governments Are the Worst Violators of Pollution Laws Anything Peaceful
Governments Are the Worst Polluters

Governments violate the Clean Air and Safe Water laws much more often than private firms — and are less likely to be penalized for it.

"Affordable Care": Higher Premiums, Higher Deductibles, Worse Healthcare Anything Peaceful
"Affordable Care": Higher Premiums, Higher Deductibles, Worse Healthcare

The "affordable" plans make consumers pay higher premiums and more out of pocket costs. 

5 Reasons So Many San Franciscans Voted against Airbnb The Freeman
5 Reasons So Many San Franciscans Voted against Airbnb

Proposition F would have hobbled one of the Bay Area’s most innovative and beneficial companies. Why in the world did it almost pass?

3 Mistakes Free Marketers Often Make The Freeman
3 Mistakes Free Marketers Often Make

To promote the economic way of thinking, we need to stop making these basic mistakes.

7 Ways the Department of Education Made College Worse Anything Peaceful
7 Ways the Department of Education Made College Worse

The feds have made college more expensive, lower quality, less competitive, and more unequal. 

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