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Five Ways to Improve Social Media (and the Internet)

Legal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog06/02/2020

Social media platforms are indeed private firms and can publish or edit whatever they like—subject of course to the terms of service between the platform and users who generate content.

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The Fed Is Doing "Whatever It Takes" to Prop Up the Economy. That's a Very Bad Thing.

InflationMonetary PolicyInterventionism

There's now no difference between monetary policy and other government programs designed to prop up firms, industries, and other favored groups. The Fed is simply another government planning agency.

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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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