Bureaucracy and Regulation

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You Can't Run a Government "Like a Business"

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsEntrepreneurshipValue and Exchange

Blog08/03/2018

Calls for finding efficiencies in government by electing or appointing people to “run it like a business” are futile.

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The Plastic Straw Ban: Enforced With Violence

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Police State

Blog07/30/2018

Every government law, regulation, or ordinance must ultimately meet noncompliance with jail cells and government agents with guns. 

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40 Years of Pummeling the Postal Service

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog07/27/2018

At this point, the Postal Service is rapidly becoming little more than an income maintenance program for the 630,000 employees.

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Another Great New York Deli Closes: A Story of New York's Misrule

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation

Blog07/27/2018

Powerful Manhattanites hand down the laws the rest us of New Yorkers must follow. Many lives and businesses are ruined as a result. 

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You Now Can't Leave the U.S. Unless the IRS Lets You

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Police StateU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/13/2018

Looking more like an old-school authoritarian regime, the US government now has the power to revoke your passport if you owe taxes. 

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PC and the Bureaucratization of the Economy

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog07/11/2018

Profit-oriented business organizations that demand political conformity in the workplace are mimicking government agencies, and we must turn to Mises's book Bureaucracy for guidance.

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No, Decriminalization of Marijuana Is not Better than Legalization

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog06/29/2018

Oddly, some libertarians argue that decriminalization is better than outright legalization. They're wrong. 

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The Problem with Government Licensing Schemes

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismHealth

Blog06/20/2018

Government licensing hurts employment, reduces competition — and thus quality — and serves to line the pockets of the established firms who benefit.

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Deutsche Bank's Troubles Raise Worries About the Future of the Euro Zone

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and Banking

Blog06/19/2018

Big banks like Deutsche Bank have the potential to take an entire economy hostage: When they get into trouble, they can drag everything down with them.

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