Tag: deregulation
Thoughts on Housing Affordability and Homelessness in California

Improving housing affordability will significantly reduce homelessness, but it will not in itself solve the problem.

New Study Finds FDA in Contempt of the U.S. Constitution

According to a recent study by the Pacific Legal Foundation, 2,094 out of the 2,952 regulations issued from 2001 until 2017 by the Department of Health and Human Services were unconstitutional.

Sacramento Slashes Fees on Housing Development

Deregulation to answer housing shortage.

To Help the Terminally Ill, the FDA Must Deregulate

Right-to-try will never reach its potential without deregulation.

A Boom in Small Business Optimism

It’s amazing what good things can happen when the power and greed of bureaucrats and politicians over regular Americans is diminished!

Is Trump Dismantling the Regulatory State?

Whatever his performance on regulations, the president has failed to eliminate any federal agencies, however useless they might be.

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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Airline Deregulation Act of 1978

President Jimmy Carter signed the Airline Deregulation Act on October 24, 1978. That law phased out the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) over the next four years, ending five decades of federal regulation of passenger airfares on interstate commercial flights and entry into the airline industry. One of prime movers behind this first legislative initiative...
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Alex Tabarrok Interviewed on Restoring Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Independent Institute Research Director Alexander Tabarrok is interviewed here by Ray Lehmann on the FIRE (Finance, Insurance & Real Estate News) Podcast for the Heartland Institute. The interview discusses many government barriers that exist that block innovation and what policy reforms could be adopted now to restore entrepreneurship and prosperity. Issues addressed include patents...
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Samizdat: The Libertarian Alarm Clock

You might have read the story about the Socialist Alarm Clock. Here’s one version. A friend who wishes to remain anonymous sent his libertarian version and asked me to post it: This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock built by the ingenuity of millions of individuals all working for their own gain,...
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