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Unlicensed Pet Sitters: The Latest Victim of New York's Regulatory State

Bureaucracy and RegulationMonopoly and Competition

Blog08/11/2017
For reason of "health" and "safety" New York City says it will punish any entrepreneur who attempts to compete with the high-priced kennel industry.
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The Google Manifesto – and What it Means

Bureaucracy and RegulationEntrepreneurship

Blog08/10/2017
Google can concentrate on innovation and profits — or it can focus on bureaucratic rules against thoughtcrimes. Google has apparently chosen the latter.
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Immunity for Prosecutors Encourages Fraud

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog07/18/2017
Prosecutorial immunity provides an incentive to government prosecutors to engage in fraud if it's good for their careers.
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To Lower Health Care Costs, Try Freedom

HealthProtectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog06/01/2017
Prices have fallen in many areas of healthcare that are reliant on cash transactions and more market competition.
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Capitalism Is About Working Less to Earn More

Labor and WagesCapital and Interest Theory

Blog05/31/2017
If working is the price we pay to obtain things we want, then economic progress means decreasing this price thanks to continued productivity growth.
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ESPN and the Bursting of the Sports Bubble

Media and CultureMonopoly and Competition

Blog05/23/2017
ESPN is losing 10,000 customers per day, and this means big trouble for all of the sports entities that depend upon the big payouts that ESPN provides.
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The Myth of the "Popular Will"

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Democracy often relies on conflating society with the state. Unfortunately, this confusion can lead to the politicization of every facet of daily life.
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Healthcare: Government — Not Technology — Is Driving Prices Up

HealthTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/15/2017
Technology by itself isn't what's making health care so expensive. A more likely cause is government intervention through welfare and regulation.
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