The government’s restricting Uber’s, its drivers’ and riders’ freedom of choice is immoral.
State Licensing Regulations Limit Competition
Byzantine state laws demand you get a state-approved license before you may become a hairdresser, tour guide, travel agent, house painter and all sorts of other jobs where customer happiness should be the guide.
Trump’s Promise on Deregulation: Repeal 22 Regulations for Every New One
Every excessive rule repealed is a step in the right direction: toward freedom.
The Government Bureaucrat Bullies of Dunedin Florida vs. The Eighth Amendment
The Founding Fathers, says Bargil, “recognized that the ability to fine is the ability to cripple. It’s one of the ways, other than incarceration, that government can really oppress.”
Paid Family Leave Mandated By Government
Can’t we just leave government out of it and let employers and employees work this out to meet individual needs?
Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Kisses The Rings of Regulators
The lesson is that if you don’t want politicians destroying your business, you must go to Washington to give them money. Kiss their rings.
Toward a Coasean Approach to Coastal Property Damage
In our evaluation of the conflict between industrial greenhouse gas emitters and coastal property owners—as in all others—economics serves as a complement to considerations of justice. And the Coasean approach affords us a valuable one.
Canadian Government Should Abolish Import Tariffs and “Supply Management” Regulations
Those most harmed by the government initiation of force which the supply management represents, are the Canadian consumers.
The Ethics of Legalizing Recreational Drugs
Cannabis companies, like alcohol producers, voluntarily trade with others, including their customers who want to consume their products.
Government Regulations Protect Bad Banks From Competition
The best way to spur ethical conduct by banks—trading value for value with their customers—is to deregulate banking.
The Perils of Financial Over-Regulation
Financial systems, like economies generally, are organic entities. They must be allowed to flourish in a natural way.
Government Regulation of Business: Protection or Harm?
Government should get out of regulating business at all, including regulations on product safety, emissions, and dealing with industrial waste.
Profit motive and private property—keys to preventing forest fire damage
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).
Taxi Deregulation Is On a Roll
The taxi lobby had called for everyone to be equally regulated. Instead, the commissioners made everyone equally free.
Innovation vs. Regulation: Cutting Red Tape
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.
Securities Regulation Harms Businesses
The problems startups have in raising capital caused by securities regulation.
Product Quality and Safety: Government Regulation or Free Competition?
In free markets with a strong protection of individual rights by the government, competition weeds out bad products and bad companies.
Regulations Impede Rationality
Regulations force individuals to act contrary to their own judgment. This applies to both irrational and rational decisions.
Trust Reputation, Beware of Regulation
Trust — society depends on it.
Reputation Protects Better Than Regulation
Regulators call themselves “consumer protectors,” but often their main role is to ban better options.
Does Government Regulation Make Us Safe?
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.
Reputation Versus Regulation: Why Is The Government Concerned With Whom You Eat With?
Most regulation is useless. It’s the need to maintain one’s reputation that does most to keep us safe.
Abolish the TSA
The TSA is a failure.
Unemployment: A Deadlier Disaster for the Third World
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.