Bureaucracy and Regulation

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Price Controls Make Life Miserable for New Yorkers

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog07/05/2019

After many decades of rent control and other regulations, New York politicians still can't seem to figure out why housing is so expensive.

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Berlin's Government Is Making Housing Unaffordable

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog07/02/2019

In response to tight housing markets, the Berlin government has decided to make things worse through price controls and new regulations on housing construction.

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Government "Accountability" Isn't Real Accountability

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog06/28/2019

Being held accountabile in the real world usually means making reparations for incompetence or malice. But this sort of accountability almost never applies to governments.

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Homelessness and the Problem of Public Space

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog06/26/2019

Government policy encourages homeless people to congregate in public areas twice over: first, cities destroy access to very-low-cost housing. Second, city governments often refuse to enforce their own rules of public-space use. Tent cities result.

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Doctors Are Not "Playing God," But the Government Certainly Is

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog06/17/2019

The Canadian government wants to force doctors to assist patients with euthanasia. But doctors should be free to refuse service to anyone, and refusal doesn't mean doctors are "blocking access" to healthcare or anything else.

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Earth to Tesla: Elon Musk Has Few Ideas Beyond Begging for Government Money

Bureaucracy and RegulationCorporate Welfare

Blog06/12/2019

Elon Musk uses corporate welfare and "public-private partnerships" to create the false impression he is an actual entrepreneur.

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End School Compulsory-Attendance Laws

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/25/2019

Just as people shouldn’t be forced to send their children to church, they shouldn’t be forced to send their children to a state-approved organization for secular education and training.

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Losing Income Tax Privacy Is a Real Danger

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/16/2019

Tax bureaucrats are very useful in helping politicians abuse their power. Presidents have long used the IRS to harass and attack their political opponents.

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Anti-Car Policies Mean Even More People Are Dying on LA's Highways

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/07/2019

Los Angeles city bureaucrats want fewer cars on the streets. Unfortunately, their plans have side effects which endanger human life and safety.

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Why One Corporation Can Dictate Measles Policy in America

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog04/30/2019

The way vaccines are packaged and distributed is often driven primarily by politics and government regulation — and not by medical concerns.

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