Bureaucracy and Regulation

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Why Biden and Krugman Are Wrong about the $15 Minimum Wage

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog02/19/2021

Let's take a sober and even-handed look at what economics and empirical studies have to say about minimum wage hikes. Krugman and Biden claim there's no evidence these hikes affect employment. But they are being misleading. 

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Economists and Psychologists Are Weaponizing Psychology and the Idea of "Rationality"

Bureaucracy and RegulationFinancial MarketsPaternalismPlanning

Blog02/16/2021

Behavioral economists and psychologists define as irrational anything that doesn't fit into a narrow model of behavior. Anything "irrational"—like buying the "wrong" stock—must be fixed with government regulation.

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Everything They Don't Like Is Now a Public Health Emergency

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/15/2021

What will be called a public health issue next? Gun violence (been there), transphobia (done that), religion, private schools and home schools? We would not be the first nation to lose its liberties on the installment plan. 

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Pennsylvanians May Amend Constitution to Stop Endless Lockdowns

Bureaucracy and RegulationDecentralization and SecessionLegal System

Blog02/15/2021

Not only will these amendments reduce the abuse of emergency declarations, but they will also help to decentralize power within Pennsylvania. While covid has allowed the executive branch to run wild, Pennsylvania is actually structured in a way that makes the decentralization of power easier.

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How Not to Argue against the Minimum Wage

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog02/11/2021

There are plenty of sound reasons to oppose government minimum wage laws, but there is one objection making the rounds that is based on bad economics and should be avoided, and that’s the "businesses will pass on the costs to consumers" objection.

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Public Health Measures like Mask Mandates Lead to Unintended and Unpredictable Outcomes

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog02/11/2021

What works in a clinical setting may have totally different outcomes when applied as a matter of "public health." Indeed, one-size-fits-all public health measures can often lead to unintended and unwanted results. 

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Understanding Minimum Wage Mandates: Empirical Studies Aren't Enough

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesUnemployment

Blog02/09/2021

It is only through the increase in capital goods, i.e., through the enhancement and the expansion of the infrastructure, that labor can become more productive and earn a higher hourly wage. 

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US States Are Seizing More Power in the Name of "Deregulating" Housing

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/02/2021

Claiming they are "deregulating" housing, some California politicians want to make it illegal for private homeowners associations to restrict the construction of accessory units. This means more regulation and more centralization of power. 

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The Great Reset, Part IV: "Stakeholder Capitalism" vs. "Neoliberalism"

Bureaucracy and RegulationSocialism

Blog02/01/2021

If anything, stakeholder capitalism represents a consumptive worm set to burrow into and hollow out corporations from within, to the degree that the ideology and practice find hosts in corporate bodies.

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Biden Seeks to Finish off Struggling Business Owners

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Entrepreneur

Blog01/30/2021

If business owners were hoping to catch a break in 2021 after having been completely victimized by government lockdown procedures and left-wing rioting, they may want to brace themselves for more pain as the Biden administration gets going. 

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