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Patrick Carroll

Patrick Carroll has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is an Editorial Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education.

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The Cognitive Bias behind Anti–Price Gouging Laws

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrice ControlsPrices


People often react to sudden price changes by demanding that government "do something" to bring prices down. It is important to understand the mentality behind such beliefs.

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Mandatory Holidays Mean Less Freedom and Flexibility for Workers

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages


Workers should have the freedom to take their time off when they need it most. Official government holidays don't actually mean more time off. They just mean less flexibility.

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