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Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationSocialismWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History
The East German secret police, the Stasi, developed the art of mass surveillance using pre-digital methods. Modern tech now makes the job a lot easier.
Bureaucracy and RegulationProperty Rights
The usual answer is that secondhand smoke is bad. But if value is subjective, perhaps secondhand smoke also can be seen as a public good.
Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyFree MarketsU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History
Postwar Germany was occupied, in ruins, with an economy in chaos. Germans were reduced to using cigarettes supplied by American GIs as money.
Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyProgressivismU.S. Economy
The Federal Trade Commission is unwisely trying to block a merger between Microsoft and Activism. The result is more monopoly and higher prices.
Bureaucracy and RegulationDemocracyEconomic FreedomProgressivismSocialism
Jamaica is on the road to becoming a republic, but will that lead to economic freedom or to the statism that has held back that country since independence from Great Britain?
Bureaucracy and RegulationProperty RightsPhilosophy and Methodology
How do we view government ownership of natural resources? Can a homesteading case be made for it? Usually not.
Bureaucracy and RegulationCorporate WelfareThe EnvironmentProgressivism
The government's latest "weapon" against carbon dioxide emissions is a pipeline that will carry the emissions across states and deep underground. In other words, another Washington boondoggle.
Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free TradeInterventionism
The Federal Trade Commission is heavily scrutinizing the proposed merger between Microsoft and Activision. Why? Because Sony is against it.
Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismLabor and WagesProgressivism
The State of California, unable to unionize fast food workers, now is trying to create workers councils that will set labor policies for fast food restaurants. This will not end well.
Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy
With each iteration of the banking crisis, the Federal Reserve System and federal regulators gain in power and authority. Maybe the banking crisis isn’t an accident.