Bureaucracy and Regulation

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Why Housing Is More Affordable In Tokyo

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog09/20/2019

In a city with rapidly rising housing needs, there is really only one way to keep housing prices stable or falling: produce a lot of housing.

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Rent Control: A History of Failure

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog09/19/2019

Rent controls are a recipe for less housing, and unaffordable rents. At least for most people.

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The Meat-Packing Myth

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog09/19/2019

There is a myth that Progressive humanitarians agitated for meat-packing regulations which now protect us from disease. The reality is that the big meat packers themselves wanted regulation to help crush the competition.

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How Anti-Trust Policy Hurts the Little Guy

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog09/07/2019

Government anti-trust policy often results in destroying cost-saving measures adopted by larger firms, thus driving up prices for ordinary consumers.

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The High Cost of Occupational Licensing

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog08/16/2019

Occupational licensing may increase quality for some higher income customers. But licensing increases monopoly power for dominant firms while driving lower-income customers out of the marketplace.

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The Problem of Immoral Choices in the Marketplace

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog08/15/2019

Mises states, quite rightly, that anyone who advocates governmental dictation over one area of individual consumption must logically come to advocate complete dictation over all choices.

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White Collar Welfare: What It's Like to Work for the Federal Government

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog08/15/2019

Shannon O'Toole's memoir on working for the FDIC helps us understand why some have taken to calling federal employment "white collar welfare."

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The Dangers of Defamation Laws

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog08/14/2019

Even if laws against slander and libel appear good in theory, in practice they are all too often used by the powerful to silence the weak. A respect for free speech demands defamation laws be kept very weak.

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Recycling: Wasting Resources While Claiming to Conserve Them

Bureaucracy and RegulationValue and Exchange

Blog08/02/2019

Recycling isn't free. It requires the use of time and resources, many of which end up wasted. But politicians keep insisting that recycling is always a win-win, even though we have many examples to the contrary.

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The Rise of Woke Capitalism

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Entrepreneur

Blog07/25/2019

It is highly unlikely that Woke Big Business on its own can turn the US into a totalitarian society. Historically speaking, business policies have followed the lead of governments, not the other way around. The state remains the real threat.

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