Bureaucracy and Regulation

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How the CDC Prevented Fast and Accurate Testing for COVID-19

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog04/09/2020

After weeks of bungling, faulty tests, and policy reversals the CDC bureaucrats managed to achieve some semblance of competence. But by then they were already far behind the curve.

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Italy's Healthcare Sector Badly Needs Deregulation and More Private Spending

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealthPrice Controls

Blog04/07/2020

Thanks to regulations and a lack of private spending, Italy's healthcare system had very limited capacity even before the current crisis.

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Japan’s Productivity Has Been Slashed By Government Meddling, Not Demographics

Bureaucracy and RegulationMonetary PolicyWorld History

Blog04/03/2020

The popular narrative is that demographics are driving Japan's declining worker productivity. But the real culprit is government regulations and a lack of entrepreneurship.

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The Crisis Has Exposed the Damage Done by Government Regulations

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog04/02/2020

The shortages and lack of flexibility caused by government red tape during the COVID-19 crisis has forced many governments to rethink their many arbitrary and unnecessary regulations.

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It's Time to Track the FDA's Death Toll

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog04/01/2020

Many Americans could die in the coming weeks and months thanks to the FDA’s blockade on coronavirus testing. Should we consider those victims as martyrs for the principle of bureaucratic supremacy?

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The Feds Are Suing Oracle for Discrimination, Even Though No One Has Complained

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog03/31/2020

Federal agencies have destroyed the separation of powers that is supposed to exist in the US legal system, so agency bureaucrats now act as investigators, prosecutors, judges, and juries.

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The Political Management of the Coronavirus Crisis

Bureaucracy and RegulationInterventionism

Blog03/30/2020

The less agile and adaptive a society is, the more severe its impotence in a crisis. Thanks to an obsessive reliance on monetary policy to fix every problem, our society has increasingly abandoned innovation and productivity.

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COVID-19 and the Planners’ Need to Plan

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationCalculation and Knowledge

Blog03/26/2020

Despite the fact that the CDC’s formal name includes the word “Prevention” and that its stated goals include various planning buzzwords, its managing of the COVID-19 response has been an unmitigated disaster.

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After Brexit, the Timing of the Coronavirus Couldn't Be Worse for EU Bureaucrats

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal Economy

Blog03/18/2020

Eurocrats might be able to get tables in their favoured restaurants more easily while national governments take it on the chin. But this is a temporary situation which could easily evolve into a threat against the union.

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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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