Regulation

Big Pharma and the Opposite of Science

Looking beyond greed for the source of high pharmaceutical prices doesn’t make you a bad person.

- October 19, 2015

The Grave Threat of the "Largely Unregulated Industry"

We celebrate our "unregulated industries" in media, religion, and ideas — so why do we fear them everywhere else? 

- October 09, 2015

How to Get a Spare Kidney

An organ market effectively lets you put your extra kidney on ice until you need it. 

- October 09, 2015

Will Raising the Minimum Wage Lift Full Time Workers Out of Poverty?

The claim that the current minimum wage leaves full time workers in poverty is factually flawed.

- October 08, 2015

Government Gets Nutrition Wrong Over and Over Again

Today’s scientific hypotheses may be wrong. Better, then, not to make them law.

- October 08, 2015

Uber’s Peaceful Revolution

Uber’s team members, quietly typing on their keyboards, are systematically smashing 100-year-old monopolies all over the world, one ride at a time.

- October 06, 2015

Okay, Let's Regulate Guns like Cars

One gun control argument says it's just common sense to treat guns like cars; what would that imply? 

- October 05, 2015

Crackdown on Uber Puts Londoners at Risk

Regulators are making ride service worse and putting vulnerable people at risk, just to protect the cab cartel.

- October 01, 2015

Car Hacks: How the DMCA Let Volkswagen Secretly Cheat Emissions Tests

Cars run not just on gas, which you’re free to analyze, but also on code, which you aren’t.

- October 01, 2015

Humane Transitions to Freedom

The alternative to shock therapy isn’t ideological compromise.

- October 01, 2015

Why Are College Textbooks Such a Racket? And What Can We Do about It?

While other book prices have fallen, textbook prices have risen 1,000% since 1977 — but why?

- September 30, 2015

Bad Regulations Create Inequality, Hurt the Poor, and Reward Unethical Business

The drug profiteer scandal tells us very little about capitalism, but it does tell us a lot about the perverse incentives that regulation can create.

- September 29, 2015

Move Fast, Break Things

It isn’t just that government doesn’t get it — it’s that government stops many of us who do.

- September 28, 2015

The Pill Whose Price Went Up 5000%? It Costs 5 Cents in India.

The drug is an unpatented generic that's approved for sale in Europe — but you can't import it to the US, and there's only one FDA-approved supplier here.

- September 25, 2015

Can We Afford “Affordable Care”?

Politics and John Roberts may have preserved Obamacare in the short run. But the fiscal reckoning isn't far off.

- September 23, 2015

Big Government Is Still Young

Today's expensive, intrusive mega-states are a recent phenomenon, and their rise was not historically inevitable. 

- September 21, 2015

Drinkers Don't Drain Taxpayers

"Public health" busybodies claim that drinkers are a drag on the state, so government has a right to interfere with their choices — but it's simply not true. 

- September 21, 2015

Markets in Everything: Detroit Needs Squatters to Sit in Abandoned Homes

“The city of Detroit does nothing, so we’re forced to do our own thing.”

- September 18, 2015

Politicians' Job Is to Be Noticed; the Deep State's Job Is to Be Ignored

Politicians love the spotlight, but the government that matters most hides behind secrecy and boredom.

- September 17, 2015

It's Illegal to Sell Pot in DC, but Markets Find a Way

In DC, it's legal to grow and possess marijuana, but it's not legal to sell it. So how do people get it?

- September 15, 2015

Japan Liberalizes Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine

Japan will allow sick people to try treatments that have been proven safe while companies collect more data on efficacy.

- September 15, 2015

Buying Babies: Adoption Markets Can Be Fair, Ethical, and Beneficial

The standard objections to markets in adoption are confused, inaccurate, or irrelevant. 

- September 15, 2015

Can Civil Disobedience Kill the Regulatory Goliath?

Charles Murray wants to business owners to refuse to cooperate with the state, but will it work?

- September 15, 2015

All Food Is Genetically Modified. Now We're Just Better at It.

Before GMOs, new breeds were developed by blasting DNA to pieces with radiation or chemicals to mutate it; now, a single known gene can be changed. 

- September 11, 2015

How Taxpayers Fund Alternative Medicine Quackery

Politics — not science — pushed alternative medicine out of the fringes and into the heart of the medical system. 

- September 10, 2015

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