The Jones Act, the most restrictive cabotage law in the world, has decimated the number of American-flagged ships and the trade they carry, not built it up.
Who Regulates the Regulators?
We need to go beyond the review-and-approval paradigm. The review-and-approval model is broken, and we should find better ways to manage risk and create safety.
“Woke-Washing”: Who Is To Blame in the Moral Marketing Game?
If we want companies to stop engaging in woke-washing, we must steer the incentives back toward supporting firms for their core offerings and stop basing our purchases according to cause-related marketing messages and social labels.
What They Meant by Essential and Nonessential
The deployment of the terms essential and nonessential, however, has no precedent in our language. This is because of a view stemming from the democratic ethos and real-world commercial experience that everyone and everything is essential to everything else.
People Should be “Seething Mad” Over COVID – And Much More
COVID policies were a great mistake, imposed by arrogant officials who were not following science, but rather were following their own authoritarian instincts.
The Power to Regulate Is the Power to Control
The power to tax or to regulate is also the power to control, not just in the supposed “public interest” but in the interest of the regulators themselves, or specific politicians, or the government more generally.
Wyoming GOP State Lawmakers Propose to Ban Electric Cars
Wyoming: Blue California’s Red Mini-Me?
Jordan Peterson’s License Fiasco Highlights Why Government Licensing Should Be Abolished
The alternative to state licensing is free-market certification.
The Biden Administration Is Banning Low-Cost Appliances—and Bragging about It
New Biden administration regulations will lower the standard of living of Americans.
The Coercive “Solution”
Do as I say, or else you will be fined or sent to prison.
The Real Villain Regarding Vaccines
If Cruz really wants parents, and all Americans, to have freedom of choice, he should call for the abolition of the FDA.
How Government Created the Baby Formula Shortage
—and a Black Market for ‘Unapproved’ European Imports.
Why Is CDC Trying to Put a Mask on Your Face Again?
The massive political power for unelected bureaucrats to arbitrarily dehumanize Americans with mandates, fines, lockdowns, and prison at whim is what the Biden Administration, DOJ, and CDC are now fighting for.
Here’s How DeSantis Should Revoke Disney World’s Privileges
How can we preserve the benefits of self-governing districts without the cronyism that so often goes along with them?
To Fix the Shipping Crisis, Start by Repealing the Jones Act
The Jones Act, more commonly known as Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, restricts foreign-owned ships from loading cargo in one US port and unloading it in another.
Supreme Court Grants Rare Win For Economic Freedom
In Cedar Point Nursery v Hassid, the Supreme Court ruled that allowing labor unions to enter private property with a permission slip from the government violates the actual owner’s right to exclude.
The Covid Road Not Taken: Protecting Individual Rights
Government should neither mandate nor ban vaccine passports or the other health decisions that individuals morally and rightfully should make for themselves.
Biden’s California Dream
A good thing about America having 50 states is that when states fail, we can learn from their mistakes. People defeated by California’s rules move to Nevada or Texas. But if the federal government adopts California’s rules, where can we move?
Personal Liberty Sacrificed at the Altar of Covid Public Safety
If science had been followed in 2020 – in all fields – we’d be much healthier and wealthier than we now are. But control freaks have used Covid-19 to justify still more government controls, still more statism.
California’s Anti-Capitalism AB5 Law Shutdowns Uber, Lyft and The Gig Economy
The elephant in the room is that government interventions like California’s AB5 make Uber, Lyft and their drivers worse off because it imposes an outcome on them that they would not have voluntarily chosen.
Paying Ransom for a Building Permit
Seattle’s ironically-named ‘Housing Affordability’ law makes renovating a modest home prohibitively expensive for middle-income homeowners.
Government Regulation Does Not Make us Safe—Capitalism Does
So which is more effective in keeping us—as customers and employees—safe: the government bureaucrat with no personal incentive, or the businessman, whose profits and reputation depend on the safety and satisfaction of his employees and customers?
Regulators Helping To Make Pandemics Worse
Politicians and bureaucrats continue to push and implement the most infuriating and misguided regulations and policies they can dream up.
Crackdown on ‘Price Gouging’ Benefits Politicians and The Media
So-called “price gouging” is a gimmick used by politicians and the media to rally supporters and viewers.