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Red Tapeworm 2014: Reckoning the Dollar Cost of Federal Regulation

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Red Tapeworm 2014: Tardy Bureaucrats Gone Wild

Red Tapeworm 2014: Tardy Bureaucrats Gone Wild

This is Part 2 of a series taking a walk through some sections of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State (2014 Edition).
Disclosure of federal regulations’ burdens and costs, and accountability for excesses matter a lot. But not much of either exists, even in ...

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The Myth of Overpopulation

The Myth of Overpopulation

The world is overpopulated. The street are clogged, traffic is in a snarl, and people are living – both figuratively and literally – right on top of each other. There’s hardly enough room to swing a cat these days, right? Wrong.

The world is not overcrowded at all. There are vast swaths of ...

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Red Tapeworm 2014: Guess Which Is the Largest Government on Earth?

Red Tapeworm 2014: Guess Which Is the Largest Government on Earth?

This is Part 1 of a new series taking a walk through some sections of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State (2014 Edition).

Federal spending gets the lion’s share of policymakers’ attention, and of course that’s no surprise.

In February 2014, the Congressional ...

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How Consumers Rule In a Free Economy

How Consumers Rule In a Free Economy

One of my favorite economists in the history of economic thought is the great Austrian, Carl Menger (1840-1921). While the mainstream of the economics profession acknowledges Menger’s place due to his contribution to the Marginalist Revolution in the 1870s, it otherwise ignores him because his ...

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Networks Hype Good Jobs News 15 Times More Than Bad Economic News

Desperate to prop up the Obama recovery, ABC, CBS and NBC hyped the good and shunned the bad amidst two contrasting economic reports.

The broadcast networks embraced discussing the economy after strong job creation numbers were released on May 2. They weren’t as keen on covering the bad news when ...

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What Individualism is Not

The bottle is now labeled libertarianism. But its content is nothing new; it is what in the nineteenth century, and up to the time of Franklin Roosevelt, was called liberalism — the advocacy of limited government and a free economy. (If you think of it, you will see that there is a redundancy in ...

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The Economics Of Marriage

The Economics Of Marriage

The marriage rate in the United States has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded.  So why is this happening?  Well, the truth is that there are a lot of reasons why so many young people are choosing not to get married today.  One big reason is money.  Young adults in the U.S. ...

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Will Detroit Be The First Major Chinese City In The United States?

 Will Detroit Be The First Major Chinese City In The United States?

Is Detroit destined to become a Chinese city?  Chinese homebuyers and Chinese businesses are starting to flood into the Motor City, and the governor of Michigan is greatly encouraging this.  In fact, he has formally asked the Obama administration for 50,000 special federal immigration ...

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