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Skip Oliva

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Skip Oliva is a writer and paralegal in Virginia (

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The Pricing Politburo Slams Shampoo

Free MarketsInterventionism

05/13/2011Mises Daily Articles
The bureaucrats want a price system that reflects their values and desires.

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The FTC vs. the FTC

Free MarketsInterventionism

02/09/2011Mises Daily Articles
Da Young Kim is an Atlanta woman who sold cosmetic (noncorrective) contact lenses online. The Bureau of Consumer Protection — acting through a small army of Justice Department lawyers — rushed to court to declare this woman a criminal.

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Blockbuster vs. the FTC (Keeping Future Competition Safe?)

Big GovernmentFinancial MarketsInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

06/30/2010Mises Daily Articles
The FTC doesn't respond to logic or economic principles. It doesn't matter that one can't predict the future of a given business, much less an entire industry; there's a bureaucracy to feed.

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Regulate the Bloggers?

Big Government

09/01/2009The Free Market
So, to sum up, the FTC dragged an 84-year-old small business owner through two years of litigation because a foreign website made statements about a legal product that mid-level staffers at the FTC personally disapproved of.

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Consumer Protection or Legal Extortion?

Corporate WelfareLegal SystemInterventionism

07/10/2008Mises Daily Articles
"In 'consumer protection' cases, the FTC does not have to allege or prove any actual consumer injury."

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