Regulation


Government Should Leave Bakers Alone

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute December 12, 2017   Government Should Leave Bakers Alone   Last week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case stems from the refusal of Masterpiece Cakeshop, a bakery, to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The […]

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$2,830 Appendectomy in Mexico

$2,830 Appendectomy in Mexico

By David Hathaway LewRockwell.com November 30, 2017   $2,830 Appendectomy in Mexico     My son had an attack of appendicitis late Saturday night. I knew that the Obamacare inflated prices for surgery in the U.S. would be ridiculous and that the service would likely be impersonal, involve long waits, and be nerve-wracking. I have friends […]


What National Review Gets Wrong About the Opioid Crisis and the War on Drugs

What National Review Gets Wrong About the Opioid Crisis and the War on Drugs

By Shane Smith The Daily Bell November 18, 2017   What National Review Gets Wrong About the Opioid Crisis and the War on Drugs     Alright, libertarians, you wanted drug legalization, right? Well, with opioids, via loose prescriptions, you got it, and what’s happened? We are in the middle of the worst epidemic of […]


Abigail’s 16-Year Senate Victory Over FDA Bureaucrats

By Against Crony Capitalism November 18, 2017   Abigail’s 16-Year Senate Victory Over FDA Bureaucrats How many thousands died because the Food and Drug Administration refused to provide access to drugs that might have saved their lives?     (From The American Spectator)   It was early March 2001 when 21-year-old Abigail Burroughs was told by […]

Abigail’s 16-Year Senate Victory Over FDA Bureaucrats

Obama Administration's Bank Regulation Still Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor

Obama Administration’s Bank Regulation Still Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor

By Tho Bishop Mises Institute November 4, 2017   Obama Administration’s Bank Regulation Still Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor   One of the most devastating consequences of the Obama Administration has been that Americans who don’t have the luxury of large bank accounts are continuing to be treated like second-class citizens by the US financial system. […]


Big Pharma Makes Drugs that Please Regulators, Not Customers

By Mark Thornton Mises Institute October 30, 2017   Big Pharma Makes Drugs that Please Regulators, Not Customers   The Washington Post and “60 Minutes” have just peeled back another sordid layer in the War on Drug by exposing Big Pharma’s role in expanding the Opiod Crisis that has resulted in more than 30,000 deaths per […]

Big Pharma Makes Drugs that Please Regulators, Not Customers

The Next Generation of Currency Wars: Private vs. State-backed Crypto

The Next Generation of Currency Wars: Private vs. State-backed Crypto

By Tho Bishop Mises Institute October 23, 2017   The Next Generation of Currency Wars: Private vs. State-backed Crypto   Recently Russia announced that it will be unleashing a CryptoRuble, just a week after Vladimir Putin strongly criticized Bitcoin and other private cryptocurrencies.  When announcing the move, Minister of Communications Nikolay Nikiforov acknowledged that it was in part inspired by […]


On the Department of Welfare, Crony Subsidies, and Math About Vegetables

By Against Crony Capitalism October 11, 2017   On the Department of Welfare, Crony Subsidies, and Math About Vegetables     There is no place in government, with the exception of the military, where supposed “conservatives” more exploit taxpayer funded welfare than in the Ag Department programs. It is ridiculous. Food, like anything, should be subject […]

On the Department of Welfare, Crony Subsidies, and Math About Vegetables

80 Years Ago This Week, Marijuana Prohibition Began With These Arrests

80 Years Ago This Week, Marijuana Prohibition Began With These Arrests

By Against Crony Capitalism October 5, 2017   80 Years Ago This Week, Marijuana Prohibition Began With These Arrests     Drugs should be a state level issue. Legal in one state, perhaps illegal in others. This is how our Constitution is supposed to work. Unfortunately the FDR era control freaks in Washington didn’t much care […]


States realizing it’s stupid to make it hard to earn a living

By Against Crony Capitalism September 25, 2017   States realizing it’s stupid to make it hard to earn a living     (From The Conservative Review)   Why does a florist need a government-issued license? Why does an interior decorator need one? As one article points out, why does a casket maker in Louisiana need a license, including […]

Why does a florist need a government-issued license? Why does an interior decorator need one?

Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power

Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power

By Tho Bishop Mises Institute September 22, 2017   Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power   Almost two weeks have passed since Hurricane Irma made landfall in South Florida, yet tens of thousands remain without power. With temperatures regularly eclipsing over 90 degrees, these outages are not only a grave inconvenience […]


Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute September 13, 2017   Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?   Conscription, also known as “the draft,” is typically justified with appeals to values like partriotism, public service, and “sharing the burden.” That’s in peacetime. In times of war, of course, government claims conscription is necessary to provide the […]

Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?

The Communist in City Hall: New York mayor calls for end of private property

The Communist in City Hall: New York mayor calls for end of private property

By Against Crony Capitalism September 8, 2017   The Communist in City Hall: New York mayor calls for end of private property     This is truly disgusting. We see a wannabe Castro in City Hall. A know-it-all bureaucrat wrapped in his own ego. A politically correct agent of statism and – if given the chance […]


How the Feds Blocked Effective Flood Insurance

By Dale Steinreich Mises Institute September 6, 2017   How the Feds Blocked Effective Flood Insurance   As the floodwaters brought by Hurricane Harvey last week recede and new hurricane Irma moves slowly toward the Eastern U.S., it might be edifying to review how millions of Americans, despite federal anti-flood efforts, came to live and work in […]

How the Feds Blocked Effective Flood Insurance