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How the Covid Crisis Exposed the Absurdity of "Certificates of Need"

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealthPrices

Blog51 min ago

We're often told that it is too difficult to access healthcare services in America. So why are American governments imposing "certificate of need" laws that make it harder to create new healthcare facilities? 

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In a Paranoid Nation, "Treason" Is Everywhere

Media and CultureThe Police StateU.S. History

Blog5 hours ago

In a free society, peaceful citizens deserve the legal benefit of the doubt. In an age where government agents have endlessly intruded onto people’s land and into their emails, citizens should not be scourged for transgressing unknown or unmarked federal boundaries.

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With Biden, Get Ready For More "Regime Change"

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/25/2021

Yes, Senator Paul is right. "Regime change" doesn't work. Buckle up, as incoming Senate majority leader Schumer advised, there's a whole lot of interventionism in the queue.

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The FDA Botched Covid Testing in 2020. Nothing Has Changed Since Then.

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog01/25/2021

FDA regulation of testing is premised on the idea that FDA employees are experts at everything they are regulating. This is a very bad assumption. 

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Biden Nominee Rachel Levine Was a Disaster in Pennsylvania. Now She's Headed to Washington.

Bureaucracy and RegulationDemocracyHealth

Blog01/25/2021

Biden’s pick for assistant secretary of health forced nursing homes to accept patients with covid and wants to ration healthcare based on social justice.

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Why Americans Abandoned Smuggling in Favor of Lobbying and Welfare

U.S. History

Blog01/23/2021

Colonial America was a society of smugglers and scofflaws who regarded government regulations as worthy of contempt. Twenty-first century America is quite different. 

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Climate Change: Fred Singer's Classic Critique

Book ReviewsThe Environment

Blog01/23/2021

Singer's Hot Talk, Cold Science is largely a skeptical scientific inquiry about popular global-warming theses. But there is one area of this that he understands is not scientific: the policy question of what, if anything, to do about climate problems.

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