Raymond March | Saturday September 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT | Comments Off on 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.
Tags: e-cigarettes, Health, Regulation, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Unintended Consequences
Craig Eyermann | Tuesday August 14, 2018 at 12:30 PM PDT | Comments Off on Government-Pushed Ethanol Harms People, Environment
Unintended consequences abound when playing favorites with special interests.
Tags: ethanol, Government subsidies, protective tariffs, subsidies, Unintended Consequences
Abigail R. Hall | Monday August 28, 2017 at 7:49 AM PDT | Comments Off on A Plea to My Male (and Female) Colleagues in Economics
In a recent blog post, Jeffrey R. Brown, a Professor of Business and Dean at the College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, published a “public plea” to his “male senior colleagues in economics.” In the post, he references the research of an undergraduate student who looked at the words used to…
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Tags: Academia, Economics, economist, equality, Gender, gender equality, gender quotas, glass ceiling, Sexism, Unintended Consequences, Women
Abigail R. Hall | Thursday September 3, 2015 at 5:43 AM PDT | Comments Off on When Government Fails—Venezuela Edition
Whenever Venezuela comes up in the news the story is rarely good. From massive civil unrest, to rampant shortages, to hyper-inflation, to stories of squatters, the country is probably not on the top of many people’s “places I’d like to visit” list. While we may look at the situation in Venezuela and think, “wow,…
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Tags: Big Government, Economics, Inflation, Nicolas Maduro, price controls, Rent Controls, Shortages, Unintended Consequences, Venezuela