Bureaucracy and Regulation

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The Arbitrary Line Between Legal Bribery and Illegal Bribery

Bureaucracy and RegulationWorld History

Blog04/23/2019

The corruption scandal that now plagues Justin Trudeau goes back to the rather questionable notion that the Canadian government ought to regulate contracts in foreign countries, while also setting an arbitrary distinction between legal and illegal bribery.

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Government's Counterproductive War Against Smoking

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog04/20/2019

The data does not show that government taxes and regulation have been responsible for declines in smoking. At the same time, government approved cigarettes may be more dangerous than black market cigarettes.

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The High Cost of Mandatory Paid Parental Leave

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog03/25/2019

Mandatory parental leave imposes costs on employees who don't qualify for leave, and on the employers themselves — driving down demand for workers, and raising unemployment. 

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How the Feds Promoted Segregated Housing

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog03/08/2019

For decades, federal housing policy explicitly favored whites over blacks, likely worsening many of today's enduring wealth disparities.

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The Green New Deal Plus Modern Monetary Theory = Socialism

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog03/05/2019

MMT boils down to government using its monopoly over money to dictate and control production, obliterate free markets, suppress private enterprise, and impoverish the people.

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Europe is Taxing and Regulating Tech, Now It's Lagging Behind in Innovation

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationGlobal Economy

Blog02/26/2019

Europe is falling behind North American and China in the tech sector. This is not by chance or bad luck, it is by design.

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If Climate Change Is Killing Us, Why Is Life Expectancy Increasing?

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog02/05/2019

If climate change effects aren't enough to put a noticeable dent in life expectancy, then why is climate change talked about as an apocalypse?

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Oregon Defies Logic with Statewide Rent Control

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/05/2019

Any time officials use “controls,” you know the policy is going to be a failure. Whether it is preceded by “price” or “rent,” this economically defiant measure produces destitution, deterioration, and destruction.

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Cleaning Up "Marxist Trash" is the Best Way for Bolsonaro to Build a Better Brazil

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomyStrategy

Blog01/04/2019

It is encouraging to see the rise of a popular politician willing to use his platform to openly call out the dangers of Marxist ideology.

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