The Ethics of Legalizing Recreational Drugs

The Ethics of Legalizing Recreational Drugs

As a non-user—and a free market advocate—I hadn’t paid much attention to Canada’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana. But now Bill C-45, which legalizes the use, sale, and production of cannabis, received the royal assent at the Canadian Parliament this week,...
Does Government Regulation Make Us Safe?

Does Government Regulation Make Us Safe?

When government regulates and licenses daycares, restaurants, taxicabs, banks, other businesses, and physicians, we can rest assured that their operations and products are safe and no harm will come to us. Or so many people believe, as the woman I heard declaring on...
Abolish the TSA

Abolish the TSA

It’s peak travel season, so it’s a good time to examine the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a government agency created by President George W. Bush supposedly to protect air passengers. As a recent government accountability report and deadly attack on...