Regulation


USDA and Agribusiness Cartel Plot to Destroy a Small Business

By Joseph T. Salerno Mises Institute July 18, 2016   A bipartisan bill was just introduced by Senators Cory Booker (D, NJ) and Mike Lee (R, UT) aimed at preventing federal programs that were established to promote sales of agricultural products from being illegally used to attack competitors and influence public policy. The Commodity Checkoff Program Improvement Act of 2016 […]

USDA and Agribusiness Cartel Plot to Destroy a Small Business

11 Million Spent Half of Their Income on Rent. Why the Government Is to Blame.

11 Million Spent Half of Their Income on Rent. Why the Government Is to Blame.

By Patrick Tyrrell The Daily Signal June 28, 2016     A recent report out of Harvard University has found the number of struggling household renters at an all-time high. A table in the appendix of the report shows that almost half (49.3 percent) of renters in 2014 spent at least 30 percent of their household […]


When Everything is a Crime: Harvey Silverglate on the Overregulation of Ordinary Life

When Everything is a Crime: Harvey Silverglate on the Overregulation of Ordinary Life

By ReasonTV June 16, 2016   When Everything is a Crime: Harvey Silverglate on the Overregulation of Ordinary Life   Few people understand the price of overregulation like Harvey Silverglate. Over his long career as an attorney and journalist, Silverglate has seen the rising bureaucratic class enact hundreds of thousands of federal regulations and vaguely-worded […]


Do Drive-Thrus Discriminate Against Non-Drivers?

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org June 2, 2016   Do Drive-Thrus Discriminate Against Non-Drivers?   CNBC reports today that a blind man is suing McDonalds for refusing him service at the drive-thru window. The man, Scott Magee of Louisiana, could not access the inside of the restaurant because it was after hours when the dining room was closed. […]

Do Drive-Thrus Discriminate Against Non-Drivers?

Controversial Free Speech Zones Finally Being Banned From College Campuses

Controversial Free Speech Zones Finally Being Banned From College Campuses

By James Holbrooks UndergroundReporter.org June 2, 2016   Controversial Free Speech Zones Finally Being Banned From College Campuses     Amid long-running debate in Iowa about the Constitutionality of “free speech zones” on college campuses, the Governor of Arizona recently signed new bills that will effectively turn campuses, themselves, into zones of free speech in that […]


FDA Defies Congress, Slips Money to Hospitals, and Stiffs Consumers

By Against Crony Capitalism May 10, 2016   FDA Defies Congress, Slips Money to Hospitals, and Stiffs Consumers     It is important for Americans to understand that the FDA is in partnership with industry. The two giants work together. What may appear to be some consumer friendly “reform” almost always ends up benefiting some […]

FDA Defies Congress, Slips Money to Hospitals, and Stiffs Consumers

Here’s What Happened When a Member of European Parliament Tried to Read the TTIP Text

Here’s What Happened When a Member of European Parliament Tried to Read the TTIP Text

By Michael Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg May 10, 2016   Here’s What Happened When a Member of European Parliament Tried to Read the TTIP Text     TTIP is just one of several phony “trade” deals written by corporate lawyers and lobbyists, and negotiated in secret between the Obama administration and various world leaders. This particular scam involves […]


300 Hours Training Required to Shampoo Hair In Tennessee

By Against Crony Capitalism May 10, 2016   300 Hours Training Required to Shampoo Hair In Tennessee       Seems legit. There are many nuances to shampooing that we lay people don’t even know exist. And what of emergency situations? What if one has a head full of shampoo and the water suddenly runs […]

300 Hours Training Required to Shampoo Hair In Tennessee

Global Warming Activists Want to Make Food More Expensive

Global Warming Activists Want to Make Food More Expensive

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org April 28, 2016   Global Warming Activists Want to Make Food More Expensive   In a more civilized age — that is, during the 1840s — reducing the price of food for ordinary people was seen as a good thing. Nowadays, though, increasing the price of food in the name of “climate sustainability” is de rigueur. The UK Independent reports: Denmark is considering […]


Congress and Crony Capitalists Want to Take Over the Contact Lens Market

By Against Crony Capitalism April 19, 2016   Congress and Crony Capitalists Want to Take Over the Contact Lens Market     Businesses often want government to institute monopolies because maintaining a monopoly in a relatively free market in anything is practically impossible. (From Reason)   Barring its outright elimination of the prescription requirement, competition […]

Congress and Crony Capitalists Want to Take Over the Contact Lens Market

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In 33 States, It Takes Longer to Become a Makeup Artist Than an EMT

By Leah Jessen The Daily Signal April 14, 2016   In 33 States, It Takes Longer to Become a Makeup Artist Than an EMT     Makeup artists in 33 states have longer training requirements for state licenses than emergency medical technicians. “When the state says the process for becoming a licensed makeup artist should be […]