Bureaucracy and Regulation

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The Rise of the Medical Security State

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismThe Police State


What happens when covid becomes the excuse for a lawless authoritarianism?

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How Politicians Use Regulations to Deflect Blame

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrice ControlsProgressivismInterventionism


Thanks to their adoring media, politicians create crises and then blame businesses for them. And the political "solutions" are worse than the original problems.

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Reparations Are a Statist Cudgel for Bludgeoning Property Owners

Bureaucracy and RegulationPoliticsU.S. History


San Francisco, as well as the government of California, is calling for millions in "reparations" for black people in that state. Reparations, unfortunately, are fast becoming another anti-property-owner racket.

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Government Is as Government Does

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismDecentralization and SecessionSocialismTaxes and Spending


If we have learned anything from hundreds of years of government oppression and atrocities, one thing is certain: government isn't our friend.

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Are Large Hospitals the Problem with US Healthcare?

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsHealthPrice ControlsProgressivism


Two "distinguished" healthcare analysts have examined the medical system in the USA and conclude that the REAL problem is . . . large hospitals. Dale Steinreich applies economic analysis to their claims.

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Biden's Executive Order on Equity: It Will Create Greater Inequality

Bureaucracy and RegulationPhilosophy


President Biden's executive order to "strengthen equity" in the federal government is doomed to fail. It will create a lot of havoc in the meantime.

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Public Transit Projects Are the Perfect Recipe for Financial Disaster

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismProgressivismSocialism


The planned subway extension in New York City promises to be the latest financial fiasco in the mess that is the city's undercapitalized and poorly maintained metro.

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A Student Loan Fable

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivism


In the bizarro world of student loans, someone can borrow six figures without collateral or credit history—and then demand that taxpayers cover the loan.

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The Government Seeks Totalitarian Money

Bureaucracy and RegulationMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksProtectionism and Free Trade


The US government's push for digital money does not aim to make transactions easier. Rather, it seeks the power to control money and the people that use it.

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Joe Biden Calls for the FTC to Resurrect the Robinson Patman Act. It's a Very Bad Idea

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemProgressivismU.S. Economy


The Biden administration wants to bring back a New Deal relic aimed at putting the old A&P grocery stores out of business. The law is anticonsumer and antientrepreneur.

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