Bureaucracy and Regulation

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Homelessness and the Problem of Public Space

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog4 hours ago

Government policy encourages homeless people to congregate in public areas twice over: first, cities destroy access to very-low-cost housing. Second, city governments often refuse to enforce their own rules of public-space use. Tent cities result.

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Doctors Are Not "Playing God," But the Government Certainly Is

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog06/17/2019

The Canadian government wants to force doctors to assist patients with euthanasia. But doctors should be free to refuse service to anyone, and refusal doesn't mean doctors are "blocking access" to healthcare or anything else.

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Earth to Tesla: Elon Musk Has Few Ideas Beyond Begging for Government Money

Bureaucracy and RegulationCorporate Welfare

Blog06/12/2019

Elon Musk uses corporate welfare and "public-private partnerships" to create the false impression he is an actual entrepreneur.

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End School Compulsory-Attendance Laws

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/25/2019

Just as people shouldn’t be forced to send their children to church, they shouldn’t be forced to send their children to a state-approved organization for secular education and training.

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Losing Income Tax Privacy Is a Real Danger

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/16/2019

Tax bureaucrats are very useful in helping politicians abuse their power. Presidents have long used the IRS to harass and attack their political opponents.

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Anti-Car Policies Mean Even More People Are Dying on LA's Highways

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/07/2019

Los Angeles city bureaucrats want fewer cars on the streets. Unfortunately, their plans have side effects which endanger human life and safety.

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Why One Corporation Can Dictate Measles Policy in America

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog04/30/2019

The way vaccines are packaged and distributed is often driven primarily by politics and government regulation — and not by medical concerns.

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The Arbitrary Line Between Legal Bribery and Illegal Bribery

Bureaucracy and RegulationWorld History

Blog04/23/2019

The corruption scandal that now plagues Justin Trudeau goes back to the rather questionable notion that the Canadian government ought to regulate contracts in foreign countries, while also setting an arbitrary distinction between legal and illegal bribery.

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Government's Counterproductive War Against Smoking

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog04/20/2019

The data does not show that government taxes and regulation have been responsible for declines in smoking. At the same time, government approved cigarettes may be more dangerous than black market cigarettes.

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The High Cost of Mandatory Paid Parental Leave

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog03/25/2019

Mandatory parental leave imposes costs on employees who don't qualify for leave, and on the employers themselves — driving down demand for workers, and raising unemployment. 

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