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State Lockdowns Are Creating a Mental Health Disaster

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog05/16/2020

With their bizarre and extreme lockdowns, governments are forcing very low-risk populations to endure social isolation and unemployment. The mental health effects will be significant.

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Testing Deregulation Can Help Fight COVID-19

Decentralization and SecessionHealth

The fight against COVID-19 would benefit from a comprehensive deregulation of the market for testing. A brief look at India shows the damaging roadblocks to solutions that regulations impose.

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Decentralization and Privatization Haven't Gone Far Enough in Coronavirus Testing

Bureaucracy and RegulationDecentralization and SecessionHealth

Blog04/16/2020

Federal regulation of medical tests and testing needs to be ended and left to the states. And then state authority must be broken up and decentralized even further.

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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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Price Controls Mean Shortages, Even during Pandemics

Price Controls

Blog04/02/2020

Despite many attempts at doing so, governments have never been able to conjure up more goods and services through price controls and other regulations.

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In a Crisis, the Most Innovative Entrepreneurs Make the Most Money. That's a Good Thing.

Free Markets

Blog04/01/2020

It is precisely during a crisis that private property, the price mechanism, and the profit and loss system are most important, and when the government can do the most damage.

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Do IP Laws Promote Innovation? Empirical Evidence Suggests the Opposite.

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/01/2019

Proponents claim intellectual property laws are necessary to promote scientific and artistic innovation. Empirical evidence suggests the opposite is true. 

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Why the State Can't Claim Our "Implied Consent"

Big Government

Blog10/16/2019

The given explanations for "implied consent" to government rule would never pass muster if applied to any private-sector organization.

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