Bureaucracy and Regulation

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Get Ready for the War on Meat

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog02/13/2018
Meat consumption is now being portrayed as a threat to the earth and all life — and thus attempts at a meat tax won't be far behind.
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E-Verify Threatens Us All

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog02/13/2018
E-Verify could be used to punish anyone who displeases the government, from immigrants to homeschoolers to gun owners.
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The Scam That Is Urban "Land Use" Planning

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog02/07/2018
Government planners admit they don't know how consumers actually want to use city land. But that doesn't stop them from regulating every lot in town.
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Is the Marketplace What's Really Killing Coal?

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog02/03/2018
Coal Country usually blames government regulations for its decline, but consumers have been choosing other less-expensive products for a long time.
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The NFL and the Problem with Government Safety Mandates

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/02/2018
No government regulator can ever be sure that the new device or rule they are trying to impose will have a positive effect on safety.
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Net Neutrality Advocates are Asking the Wrong Questions

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism

Blog01/31/2018
Why are there so few telecommunications companies? It involves more than the cost of the physical infrastructure.
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Why States Don't Require Blood Tests for Marriages Anymore

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog01/30/2018
States used to mandate that couples take blood tests before being allowed to obtain a marriage license. Fortunately, that is now a thing of the past.
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Is Zoning Popular? The Evidence is Weak

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog01/29/2018
Often, these zoning ordinances were shoddily crafted by non-locals to help municipalities meet federal mandates.
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Planned Obsolescence Isn't Really a Problem

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog01/22/2018
The concept of “planned obsolescence” makes no economic sense and is often an excuse for governments to harass and shake down innovative entrepreneurs.
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Economics Is Like Birdwatching — You Have to Know What to Look For

Bureaucracy and RegulationCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/20/2018
Using economics is akin to birdwat­ching, except for the fact that few untrained birdwatch­ers presume they have enough expertise to “educate” others.
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