Regulation


Insider Trading and Taxes: The State Wants to Read Your Mind

By Matthew Doarnberger Mises Institute August 5, 2016   Insider Trading and Taxes: The State Wants to Read Your Mind     Professional golfer Phil Mickelson was back in the news this summer thanks to a 2014 federal investigation into an insider trading case. It is alleged that Mickelson owed high stakes sports gambler Billy Walters […]

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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 […]

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

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 […]


Fascism: A Bipartisan Affliction

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute June 13, 2016 Fascism: A Bipartisan Affliction   If neoconservatives and progressives truly understood fascism, they would stop using the word as a smear term. That is because both groups, along with most political figures and commentators, embrace fascist ideas and policies. Fascism’s distinguishing characteristic is a “mixed economy.” […]

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Do Drive-Thrus Discriminate Against Non-Drivers?

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. […]


Why Median Incomes Probably Are Really Going Down

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org May 11, 2016   Why Median Incomes Probably Are Really Going Down   In response to last week’s post on median incomes, several readers responded on Twitter with links to posts by the American Enterprise Institute think tank which explain some of the problems with using measures of household income. At the Mises […]

Why Median Incomes Probably Are Really Going Down

300 Hours Training Required to Shampoo Hair In Tennessee

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 […]


Hold Worst Polluter On Earth — Government — Responsible For Its Injustice

By Against Crony Capitalism April 21, 2016   Hold Worst Polluter On Earth — Government — Responsible For Its Injustice     We have said this multiple times in this space. There is no greater polluter than the government. Yet so many environmentalists place such faith in government. It’s strange. It’s like a girlfriend who […]

Hold Worst Polluter On Earth — Government — Responsible For Its Injustice

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

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 […]


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 […]

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The Inquisition by Joaquin Pinto

Attorneys general seek to intimidate those who voice dissent (from ‘official’ opinion) on the issue of climate change, Target Competitive Enterprise Institute

By Against Crony Capitalism April 10, 2016   Attorneys general seek to intimidate those who voice dissent (from ‘official’ opinion) on the issue of climate change, Target Competitive Enterprise Institute     CEI is an excellent organization. I know many of the people there and am familiar with the organization’s work on a variety of […]