Bureaucracy and Regulation

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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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Government Agencies Exploit Data Brokers as End-Around to Legal Restrictions

Bureaucracy and RegulationLawThe Police State


Even when Congress tries to restrict government agencies from illegally gathering information on people, the agencies simply exploit legal loopholes or just break the law—without consequences.

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Police Mergers Are Not the Answer, but Privatization Is

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemPoliticsThe Police State


Some small municipalities in Pennsylvania have disbanded their police departments, so others want to tax them for “depending” on state police. There is an even better course of action: allow private policing.

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Government Is the Hidden Hand Directing the Culture Wars

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationMedia and CultureProgressivism


American culture wars are not the product of religious fundamentalists or even activist groups. They exist because of state interference in the private lives of individuals.

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The State versus Entrepreneurs: Prosperity Always Loses

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyThe EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship


While governments claim to want the well-being of their citizens, they inevitably attack the real source of prosperity: entrepreneurship.

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Chess, Trans Athletes, and Free Markets in Sports

Bureaucracy and RegulationLawMedia and Culture


Is there a way out of the seemingly intractable demands that trans athletes who are "transitioning" from male to female be permitted to compete with female athletes? There may be a free-market solution.

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Haiti May Have Won Independence, But It Is Not Independent of Chaos and Poverty

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomWorld History


Haiti famously won its independence from France during a slave revolt, but being independent has not brought political stability or prosperity. Instead, Haitians struggle to get by in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.

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Is the Gig Economy on the Verge of Destruction?

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyCalculation and Knowledge


Thanks to government interventionism and regulation, the once-promising gig economy is foundering. It's time to let entrepreneurs be entrepreneurs.

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Would You Hire an AI-powered McRobot or a Human Employee?

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyLabor and Wages


The decision to use artificial intelligence–powered robots in the fast food industry depends upon differences in costs and performance between humans and robots. State minimum wage laws are pushing the industry toward robots.

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Forced Isolation of Patients in the ICU Is Barbaric and Counterproductive

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealthMedia and CultureThe Police State


When covid restrictions were at their tightest, many people died alone in ICUs, as friends and family were kept away in the name of "public health." A more accurate assessment of the policy is to call it barbaric.

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