Archive for the ‘Regulation’ Category

Comments Off on 1.2 Expression and Communication

Government intervention and regulation has a terrible track record. If you don’t have a healthy skepticism of the Government trying to ‘fix’ things, then perhaps you should read a bit more US history…

Comments Off on Why Is California Going After Your Morning Cup Of Coffee?

LIBERTY REVIEW – A judge in Los Angeles ruled Wednesday that Starbuck’s, Peet’s, and many other retailers face potentially massive liability under California law for not warning consumers that naturally occurring substances in roasted coffee beans can cause cancer, at least in lab animals. Absurd? Outrageous? Yes. But the scorn and outrage should be directed […]

Comments Off on Three Great Moments in Regulation

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – As a policy wonk, I mostly care about the overall impact of government on prosperity. So when I think about the effect of red tape, I’m drawn to big-pictures assessments of the regulatory burden. Here are a few relevant numbers that get my juices flowing. Americans spend 8.8 billion hours every year filling out […]

Comments Off on Everyone Loses as China Escalates Trade War With Tariffs on American Pork, Fruit, and More

REASON – President Donald Trump’s trade war just got a little harder to win. China announced new tariffs on 128 American imports yesterday, primarily targeting agricultural products such as pork, nuts, fruit, and wine. In a statement, the Chinese government said it was imposing the new tariffs “in order to safeguard China’s interests and balance […]