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The Tom Woods Show: Episode 654 – How Government Stifles Competition and Helps the Established

‘The comic-book version of government portrays it as a benign institution innocently fostering the common good In practice, it creates a labyrinth of rent-seeking regulation that often benefits established firms and industries at the expense of upstarts. Connor Boyack and … Continue reading

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From Manhattan Contrarian: Unifying Themes Behind Pseudoscience

‘Most of the coverage of pseudoscience at this site has been of two things, the climate scare and the high-fat diet hoax.  But in a column in yesterday’s Times of London, Matt Ridley reminds us that there are plenty of … Continue reading

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Contra Krugman: Episode 31 – The Nonsensical Case for More Regulation

‘Krugman is upset this week at a judicial ruling that held that the government’s case for naming MetLife a Systemically Important Financial Institution (SIFI) was inadequate and should be thrown out. Sure, it’s impossible to nail down what the criteria … Continue reading

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How the Drug War Hurts Development by Jeffrey A. Miron

‘Even the most dedicated opponent of drug prohibition might not guess that this policy harms economic development. Yet claims in a recent WSJ story, combined with research on the relation between banking and development, suggests just such an impact. The … Continue reading

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The Big Short Misleads on Ratings Agencies: Government Regulators Crippled the Market’s Self-Regulation by Robert P. Murphy

The most interesting part of Murphy’s article is how government regulations regarding credit ratings agencies prevented a vital feedback mechanism for evaluating their efficacy. ‘The Role of Regulation Finally, consider the role of government financial regulation. There are various rules … Continue reading

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From Reason.com: A Fight to Decriminalize Cookies (No, Really) Plays Out in Wisconsin – Home bakers sue for the right to sell their wares

‘It is against the law to sell homemade baked goods in Wisconsin. Cookies, brownies, muffins, whatever. Those who violate the law potentially face up to $1,000 in fines and up to six months in jail. The only other state with … Continue reading

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More Silly-Con Valley by Roger Barris

“More Silly-Con Valley” is the title of an interesting article about the Silicon Valley Bank. This should be seen as the types of activities that occur in a regime of perpetual inflation and the use of taxpayer money to bail … Continue reading

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