Tag: Regulation

Let Competition, Not the FDA, Resolve the EpiPen Shortage »

The only reliable remedy to mitigate shortages of any product is to allow competition in the market.

FDA Considers Regulating E-cigarette Juices »

Despite the best of intentions, efforts to regulate vice frequently fail and can lead to harmful secondary effects for those they intend to help.

Political Capitalism »

The real threat to free markets lies in the regulatory state.

Wishful Thinking on Fake News »

Bryan W. Van Norden argues that the ignorant do not have a right to an audience.

A Hidden Cost of Inflation »

One hidden cost of inflation is that it makes an increasingly large share of cash holdings and transactions subject to government surveillance.

The FDA Plans to Regulate Nicotine in Cigarettes »

How likely are smokers to quit or cut back once nicotine levels decrease?

Commonsense Firearm Regulation »

Are there any gun regulations that would actually work?

Want a Choice Not an Echo in Education? Then Keep the Feds Out »

A provision of the recent House GOP tax plan would allow parents to use up to $10,000 of their 529 college savings plans for K-12 expenses including private school tuition. Parental choice in education is a bedrock Republican principle, and President Trump along with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are leading advocates. Yet even if…
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Fred S. McChesney, Rest in Peace »

I first met Fred S. McChesney (1948–2017) at the Federal Trade Commission in the early 1980s. Ronald Reagan had just been elected to the presidency and had appointed James C. Miller III as the FTC’s chairman. Robert D. Tollison had been confirmed as the Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics. I am not…
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Want a Happier, Healthier, and More Prosperous Society? Try Freedom, Innovation and Incentives »

“I will promote freedom at all costs,” is the first line of the Draper University pledge. Draper University of Heroes is a school I created to encourage people with ideas and energy to pursue their visions through entrepreneurship and risktaking. For an entrepreneur, freedom matters most. The ability to try new things without government…
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