Bureaucracy and Regulation

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The IRS's History of Attacking Political Dissenters and Opponents

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog03/05/2020

Since politicians increasingly use tax law as a means of regulating American life, the IRS has become a supercharged regulatory organization that goes far beyond just collecting taxes.

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Some State Governments Are Actually Trying to Scale Back Their Regulatory Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/29/2020

Unlike in the federal government, some small bits of progress have been made against the regulatory regime at the state level

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We Need More Housing, Not More Rent Control

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrice Controls

Blog02/07/2020

Blinded by their zeal to save the masses from the "excesses" of greedy landlords, politicians are ignoring the regulatory state that keeps housing prices on the rise.

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South Korea’s Neo-Mercantilist Growth Engine Has Stalled

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismLabor and WagesWorld History

Blog02/04/2020

After very quickly becoming an advanced economy, South Korea is experiencing declining growth and labor productivity. The culprit, as usual, is government intervention in the market to favor certain interests.

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Brexit: Predictions of Economic Doom Show Why People Ignore "Experts"

Bureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog02/03/2020

Experts who predicted economic doom as Brexit approached obsessed over the problem of "transaction costs" in trade. But the EU was imposing countless new transaction costs of its own.

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Markets Provide Guns Despite Government Restrictions

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree Markets

Blog01/28/2020

In spite of all kinds of restrictions and red tape, consumer demand for firearms remains high, and the industry has found a way to meet that demand—through "80 percent lower receivers."

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"Surveillance Capitalism": A Summary of Critics

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism

Blog01/25/2020

There's a new kind of capitalism on the scene: "surveillance capitalism." It's drawn attention from across the political spectrum, but Left, Right, and center offer very different solutions to similar concerns. 

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The Majority of Virginia Homicides Come from Only Two Metro Areas

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog01/22/2020

Just two metro areas in Virginia reported more homicides than all the rest of the state combined.

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The Deception behind Government Licensing Laws

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismInterventionism

Blog01/18/2020

How much licensing requirements are designed to “protect” the health of the public, and how much to restrict competition, may be gauged from the fact that giving medical advice free without a license is rarely a legal offense. Only the sale of medical advice requires a license.

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California's Anti-Self-Employment Law Is Already Crushing Freelancers

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog01/18/2020

State lawmakers possess an infinite source of good intentions. Wielding the power of this limitless benevolence and munificence, politicians are regulating the lives of citizens while eviscerating their existence in the process.

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