Bureaucracy and Regulation

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Blaming the Free Market (Even Where It Doesn't Exist)

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsHealthPrice Controls


Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton claims that the free market cannot provide adequate medical care. Of course, he goes on to describe government failure but calls it a free market.

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Liberty: Stifled by the Stockholm Syndrome

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationDemocracyThe Police State


Governments regularly suppress freedom—yet few complain. One wonders if Stockholm syndrome is at work.

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Coauthor of War College Journal Article Tries to Backtrack on Call for "Partial Conscription"

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationPoliticsWar and Foreign Policy


After an earlier article by Zachary Yost on a call by military “experts” to reinstate the military draft, the authors of the original paper are trying to back off on their original recommendation. But there is no doubt as to what they want the government to do.

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How German Exports Lost the Race with China

Bureaucracy and RegulationEuropeGlobal EconomyWorld History


The German economic powerhouse is slowing, weighed down by its costly green energy policies and a bloated welfare state. Germany's economy needs market reforms, not more state intervention.

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Canadian Digital Protectionism Gravely Threatens Free Speech

Bureaucracy and RegulationMedia and CultureProgressivismThe Police State


Under the guise of "modernizing" communications, the Canadian government is vastly expanding its power to regulate social media and threaten free speech.

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Federal Flood Insurance Drains Taxpayers

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyTaxes and Spending


Federal flood insurance was created ostensibly to provide insurance to people who live in flood-prone areas. Not surprisingly, it subsidizes bad home-building decisions and wastes billions of dollars.

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Back to the Future Morphs into Dystopia

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismU.S. Economy


Thanks to the exponential growth of government and regulation, the optimistic society of Back to the Future is fast becoming the dystopian world of Escape from New York or Death Wish.

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Government-Enforced Paid Family Leave Is Not Pro-Family

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyLawLabor and WagesMedia and Culture


Christianity Today magazine enthusiastically endorses government-enforced family leave, calling it “pro-family.” Government coercion, however, is still violence, not something to be championed.

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