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Why is NASA Covering Up Elon Musk’s Mistakes?

Cronyism and CorporatismMonopoly and Competition

Blog09/21/2017
Elon Musk's SpaceX appears to have some very good friends in Congress who are working to grant SpaceX monopoly powers.
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Why Police Cannot (and Will Not) Protect Our Rights

Bureaucracy and RegulationMonopoly and Competition

Blog09/11/2017
Police officers today see the rights of due process not as rights that police need to protect, but rather as barriers to “good police work.”
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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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