regulations


The Bureaucracy Is Now More Powerful Than Congress

By Gary Galles Mises Institute November 28, 2016   The Bureaucracy Is Now More Powerful Than Congress   Who creates federal laws? Civics books say it is Congress, but the real answer today may be the executive branch. Earlier this year, James Gattuso and Diane Katz reported that just the 229 major regulations issued since 2009 added […]

The Bureaucracy Is Now More Powerful Than Congress

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 […]


Forget the NY Times. Here’s Obama’s Real Legacy

Forget the NY Times. Here’s Obama’s Real Legacy

By Grayson Schultze The Daily Bell April 30, 2016   Forget the NY Times. Here’s Obama’s Real Legacy       One day we’re saving the banks; the next day we’re saving the auto industry; the next day we’re trying to see whether we can have some impact on the housing market. – President Barack […]


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 […]

Global Warming Activists Want to Make Food More Expensive

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The Long History of Government Meddling in the American Marketplace

By Mike Holly Mises.org February 29, 2016   The Long History of Government Meddling in the American Marketplace   Although the causes of economic crises recurring throughout US history and often spreading worldwide can’t be proven using empirical means, oppressive government regulations favoring special interests in relevant industries have preceded every crisis. Typically, cronyism involves support […]


How to Reverse the Innovation Slowdown

By Peter St. Onge Mises.org February 19, 2016   How to Reverse the Innovation Slowdown   Is innovation slowing? Will it stop? A new paper by one Jonathan Huebner in the awesomely-named journal Technological Forecasting & Social Change argues that innovation is slowing, indeed it’s halved in the past hundred years. Because Huebner is a physicist, he naturally […]

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Do Video-Game Worlds Need Government Regulation?

By Giuliano Millan Mises.org January 16, 2016   Do Video-Game Worlds Need Government Regulation?   Ever since the first computer game was introduced in 1962, video games have had an ever-expanding role and impact on society. In 2004, video games started earning more than Hollywood’s domestic box offices. With this expansion of the industry new […]


Government Power Was His Mortal Enemy

By Lawrence W. Reed Foundation for Economic Education October 16, 2015   Government Power Was His Mortal Enemy Real Heroes: Frédéric Bastiat       “Sometimes standing against evil is more important than defeating it,” wrote novelist N.D. Wilson. “The greatest heroes stand because it is right to do so, not because they believe they […]

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Caution! Corporate Cronies at Work…

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners August 14, 2015   Caution! Corporate Cronies at Work…     U.S. stocks flat. A bump in Tokyo. A bump up in Shanghai. Gold registered a $7 loss in New York trading. Noise, in other words. Nothing to worry about. So let us remind readers, and ourselves, of what […]


Welfare state fails again: More children living in poverty now than during recession

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism July 22, 2015   Welfare state fails again: More children living in poverty now than during recession     This is what happens when government layers regulations on top of regulations. When it makes it very difficult to start businesses. When it encourages government dependence for electoral reasons. (It […]

A picture from an Indian reservation in South Dakota. American Indians have gotten the rawest deal in America as a group, and the US government has managed their affairs to a large degree since conquering them. So what does that tell you?

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Federal Agency to Regulate Christmas Lights

By Kelsey Harkness The Daily Signal May 6, 2015   Federal Agency to Regulate Christmas Lights     On a hot day in Washington, D.C., a federal agency issued 11 pages of new regulations on Christmas lights and other holiday decorations, calling certain products “a substantial product hazard.” “The Consumer Product Safety Commission … is […]


The Real War on the Middle Class

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute April 27, 2015     The Real War on the Middle Class   One of the great ironies of American politics is that most politicians who talk about helping the middle class support policies that, by expanding the welfare-warfare state, are harmful to middle-class Americans. Eliminating the welfare-warfare state […]

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