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.
Government should neither mandate nor ban vaccine passports or the other health decisions that individuals morally and rightfully should make for themselves.
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?
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Cannabis companies, like alcohol producers, voluntarily trade with others, including their customers who want to consume their products.
The best way to spur ethical conduct by banks—trading value for value with their customers—is to deregulate banking.
Financial systems, like economies generally, are organic entities. They must be allowed to flourish in a natural way.
Government should get out of regulating business at all, including regulations on product safety, emissions, and dealing with industrial waste.
While it is too late to prevent the damage in Fort McMurray now, the solution to minimizing losses from fires in the future is to sell the government forests and let private owners manage them for long-term profitability—by protecting their own property and respecting the property rights of others (through good property management to reduce the fire hazard).
The taxi lobby had called for everyone to be equally regulated. Instead, the commissioners made everyone equally free.
America became the most innovative and prosperous nation in history because many Americans were adventurous, individualistic people willing to take big risks to discover things that might make life better.
The problems startups have in raising capital caused by securities regulation.
In free markets with a strong protection of individual rights by the government, competition weeds out bad products and bad companies.
Regulations force individuals to act contrary to their own judgment. This applies to both irrational and rational decisions.
Trust — society depends on it.
Regulators call themselves “consumer protectors,” but often their main role is to ban better options.
Proper protection of individual rights by government and private licensing and certification programs would make us safer (100% safety for fallible and mortal beings is impossible)—no regulations and government inspectors needed.
Most regulation is useless. It’s the need to maintain one’s reputation that does most to keep us safe.
The TSA is a failure.
As wage rates rise, workers can more and more afford to accept lesser increases along with improved working conditions of a kind that must be at their expense.
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