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Lee Friday

Following a 23-year career in the Canadian financial industry, Lee Friday has spent many years studying economics, politics, and social issues. He operates a news site at www.LondonNews1.com

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Conflicts of Interest in Government Are More Common than You Think

Cronyism and CorporatismFree Markets

Blog01/23/2018
The common definition of "conflict of interest" is far too narrow, and should include taking campaign contributions in exchange for political favors.
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City Council Disregards Stripper Safety with "No-Touch" Rule

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog01/19/2018
Forcing money-making opportunities underground — especially for women with few other choices — doesn't make anyone safer.
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Consumers Are Smarter than Bureaucrats Think

PricesSubjectivism

Blog12/23/2017
The government doesn't think you can make good choices voluntarily. So it's happy to step in and force you to make "better" choices.
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Get Government out of the Welfare Business

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation

Blog12/05/2017
Private charity is more effective than government welfare because private persons contributing their own money are incentivized to identify real needs.
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Government Recycling Programs Waste Valuable Resources

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog11/11/2017
Market prices tell us how people want resources to be used. Government recycling programs ignore these important signals.
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