Regulation


WTO Ruling on Meat Labels Exemplifies Corporate Profits Trumping Democracy

By Jon Queally Common Dreams May 18, 2015   WTO Ruling on Meat Labels Exemplifies Corporate Profits Trumping Democracy ‘Country of origin labels’ championed by consumer safety and animal welfare advocates were ruled as having a negative impact on large North American meat-packing companies     In a decision food safety and consumer advocates are […]

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Innovation

“Perfect Competition” and Antitrust

By Thibault Schrepel Mises.org May 6, 2015   “Perfect Competition” and Antitrust   At the time of their publication, Hayek’s writings represented a significant split from Léon Walras’s theories of perfect competition and, generally, mainstream microeconomics. As Hayek explained, perfect competition is an economic model in which “we assume that state of affairs already to […]


Support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership is dropping in response to the lack of transparency over the controversial deal. (Photo: Backbone Campaign/flickr/cc)

Secrecy Over TPP Fuels Growing Opposition in Congress

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams May 5, 2015   Secrecy Over TPP Fuels Growing Opposition in Congress More and more lawmakers joining opposition to corporate-friendly trade deal over lack of transparency   The back-room push for the corporate-friendly Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact may be backfiring on its supporters, as more and more lawmakers in […]


California’s Water Problem

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com April 28, 2015   California’s Water Problem   Californians are experiencing their third year of drought. Headlines read: “Current California Drought Is Driest In State’s History; Scientists Fear ‘Megadroughts’ On Their Way.” “Global Warming Upped Heat Driving California’s Drought.” Then there are scientific claims such as, “There’s a rapidly growing […]

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