Tag Archives : Regulation


Federal Regulatory Cost, 2013: $1.9 Trillion

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com By Gary North The Tea Party Economist Federal Regulatory Cost, 2013: $1.9 Trillion   Taxation, regulation, inflation, and war: these are the four horsemen of the federal apocalypse. Cut these, and the state gets smaller. Of these, regulation gets the least attention. Regulation is the heart of the beast, for it operates in […]

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States, Cartels, and the Anarcho-Capitalist Opposition

Source: http://mises.org By David S. D’Amato   States, Cartels, and the Anarcho-Capitalist Opposition   “Every man,” argued the philosopher William Godwin, “has a certain sphere of discretion, which he has a right to expect shall not be infringed by his neighbours. This right flows from the very nature of man.” Market anarchists agree with Godwin […]


Lawmaker Votes To Kill Uber … Then Caught Driving Drunk Just Hours Later

Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org   Lawmaker Votes To Kill Uber … Then Caught Driving Drunk Just Hours Later   See, with Uber you don’t need a designated driver and you don’t have to wait forever for a taxi. But vested interests in cities all over are doing their best to make life as difficult as possible for […]

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Don’t Assume What Is “Unseen” Doesn’t Exist

Source: https://mises.org By Gary Galles Don’t Assume What Is “Unseen” Doesn’t Exist   The use of the ceteris paribus, or “other things equal” assumption is an essential aspect of economic education. It is an important caveat that helps make sense of a complicated world by clarifying the incentive stories that comprise the core of economics. […]


Judge refuses to drop N.J. gun charges against Phila. woman (She was beaten and robbed last year)

Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org   Judge refuses to drop N.J. gun charges against Phila. woman (She was beaten and robbed last year)     Why on earth is this woman now a potential felon? Gun issues are not our main concern here (though they are very important) but this situation deserves some attention.   (From Philly.com)   […]

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Alan Greenspan: Still in the Dark

Source: http://mengercenter.org By Paul-Martin Foss   Alan Greenspan: Still in the Dark   Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is coming out with a new book this fall. The title of the book, “The Map and the Territory”, is as descriptive of the book’s subject material as Chairman Greenspan’s Congressional testimony always was of the […]


The Ever-Tightening Noose of Airport Security 1

Source: http://mises.ca By Logan Albright The Ever-Tightening Noose of Airport Security   How afraid are you when you get on a plane? More importantly, how afraid should you be? Ever since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, fear of flying has been a constant presence in the western world. Immediately following the attacks, the […]

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Peter Schiff ~ The Bond Trap

  Source: http://www.europac.net By Peter Schiff June 23, 2014   The Bond Trap   The American financial establishment has an incredible ability to celebrate the inconsequential while ignoring the vital. Last week, while the Wall Street Journal pondered how the Fed may set interest rates three to four years in the future (an exercise that David Stockman […]


The Individual Versus the State

  Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com By Robert Ringer RobertRinger.com The Individual Versus the State   My last article, “Shame on Walmart,” evoked a spirited and healthy debate among readers.  In the broadest sense, the debate boiled down to free-market capitalism versus government intervention.  I say broadest sense, because many readers stated, either directly or indirectly, that the government […]


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Everything Popular Is Wrong: Malinvestment and Consumers

  Source: https://mises.org By J. Dayne Girard Everything Popular Is Wrong: Malinvestment and Consumers   “Everything popular is wrong” — Oscar Wilde’s famous quote can be supported by economic theory. One of the seemingly neglected aspects of malinvestment is the effect it has upon the popular perception of products, services, and lifestyles. Malinvestment, while misunderstood […]