Price Controls

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Will Price Controls Make a Comeback?

Price Controls

Price controls, or antigouging laws, discourage innovation and sometimes can lead to supplies of goods and services being directed to other markets. In other words, price controls lead to shortages.

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An End to the Bizarre CDC Rent Moratorium

Big GovernmentPrice ControlsPolitical TheoryPrivate Property

Blog08/30/2021

Many landlords just received a crash course about how irrelevant their property rights are in Washington.

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India's Farming Reform: A Lesson in Interest Group Politics

Cronyism and CorporatismPrice ControlsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog02/23/2021

If Punjabi farmers had been portrayed as affluent, the media would view them as greedy entrepreneurs. But leveraging the political capital of perceived powerlessness has allowed them to obscure their true status as rent seekers. 

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Corporatism: Influential Farmers in India Oppose Profreedom Agricultural Reforms

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Blog01/09/2021

The silent majority is the one that benefits from recent agricultural reforms, but mounting pressure from the vocal minority has prompted the government to once again increase government meddling. 

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India Takes Small Steps toward Economic Freedom with New Agrarian Reforms

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsPrice Controls

Blog10/15/2020

India's parliament has recently passed new reforms to its long-standing interventionist regime which limits farmers' ability to buy and sell goods. These reforms are badly needed.

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What "Experts" Miss about Economic Inequality

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Blog10/08/2020

Many of the "solutions" peddled by today's experts are more likely to increase wealth inequality than decrease it.

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Rent Control Is Bad for Renters, but Good for Politicians

Free MarketsPrice Controls

Blog09/26/2020

Rent control in Ontario has restricted the supply of housing while lowering the quality of available units.

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As the Bubble Slowly Pops, the Economic Chain Reaction Is Now in Progress

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Blog08/18/2020

Our high levels of malinvestment mean that negative interest rates will not have the steroidal effect that's hoped for. But they will deliver another few years of subpar debt-fueled economic activity.

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US Trade Is Crippled by the American Government, Not the Chinese

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Blog07/13/2020

Our government is forever whining about, threatening against, high drug prices. Our pharmaceutical industry is “fighting” the Chinese in this economic “war” with both its hands tied behind its back.

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Three Reasons Why Politicians Must Leave Oil Markets Alone

Price ControlsInterventionismPrices

Blog04/20/2020

Efforts by US policymakers to boost crude prices and to throw a lifeline to high-cost US crude producers is the exact opposite of what prices are telling us the market needs at this time.

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