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  • America's other drug war

    Winston Churchill famously described an appeaser as "one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." Today, in a very different context, his remark captures the plight of the American pharmaceutical industry. Roughly five years after lobbyists for drugmakers worked to help pass...

  • Disrupting the student loan bubble

    Government policies to extend student loans to help cover the cost of college are creating the very problem they purport to solve. Easy credit drives up the demand for higher education, which in turn drives up the price.

  • Large government out of place in a society based on small technology

    "Large" technology like steel mills, power stations and gas turbines tended to encourage large bureaucracies and large government. But "small" technology enables individuals to make personal choices.

  • Robin Hood and the digital revolution

    Technology-driven change will come faster than the regulators can write new rules. That will lead to many more Uber-like conflicts with governments ordering innovative companies to stop providing a better service without permission.

  • Regulators may put stricter oversight on MetLife

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators are proposing to label insurer MetLife Inc. as a potential threat to the financial system, a designation that brings stricter government oversight. New York-based MetLife says it "strongly disagrees" with the decision by the Financial Stability Oversight...

  • Lawmakers approve groundwater management bill

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Amid a third year of drought, state lawmakers began pushing legislation Wednesday that would begin to regulate groundwater for the first time in California history. The Senate passed AB1739 on a 26-11 vote, returning it to the Assembly. The bill by Assemblyman Roger...

  • GOP: Come clean on water rule

    House Republicans are suspicious of a proposed EPA rule, one they say could subject lots of private property to federal regulation.

  • Regulatory robbery: Dentists lobby to stop beauticians from whitening customers' teeth

    Regulation is the tool entrenched businesses use against consumers and competitors. This regulatory battle in North Carolina could become a victory for liberty.

  • Could the D.C. government accidentally ban tattoo artists?

    Tattoo artists in Washington, D.C., worry the city's health department might soon put them out of business.

  • Manhattan Moment: A new layer of regulation would boost cost of onions but not safety

    A proposed federal food safety rule would drastically increase costs for American onion farmers and consumers, without any improvement in public safety.



From the Weekly Standard

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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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