Antitrust law will likely affect you personally, either targeting a company you patronize or even your employer. With big changes on the horizon for competition enforcement, here are five popular misconceptions surrounding antitrust…
Welcome to a world where AI and automation helps to transform the job market in ways we never imagined, and maybe, just maybe, makes us laugh along the way (we’ll get to that part).
Alongside economic devastation and a mental health crisis, another legacy of lockdowns will be changed perceptions of the role of government
Do minimum wage laws help low-skilled workers? No. Workers are thrown out of work if they cannot produce more than the minimum wage stipulates. If the minimum wage is $15/hour and a worker can only produce $13/hour worth of goods, they will not be hired since no profit-seeking employer would employ someone at a loss.
Despite the economic challenges involved, nuclear power is our best chance of walking that tightrope that allows us to manage both economic and industrial concerns while decarbonizing. Is that not the objective we are all striving for?
Housing affordability has become a plague on Australia’s economy, and government policy here has ensured that no matter what happens, people — especially the least well off — will continue to get hurt. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind Australia’s housing crisis…
Those flying cars we’ve seen for years in sci-fi films and cartoons? Yeah — still waiting. But we DO have cars that run on electricity, and they’re a big improvement over gasoline for many car buyers and for the environment.
Why, then, is it so difficult and expensive to get one?
This video seeks to answer that question, but we’ll give you a hint: state and federal government power are being leveraged in a big way.
Lockdown restrictions have disrupted normal life and led to to a range of shocking and bizarre incidents and developments as governments take on new powers
The Australian government’s heavy handed response to dissent against its draconian lockdown restrictions is unacceptable for a supposedly free society.
Following the conversation with Eline Chivot, the senior adviser on digital policy at the European People’s Party and a former senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation, about data protection and innovation, we asked her why data is so important to innovation in a digital economy, and what happens when the flow between companies and users is interrupted by governments.
On November 4th, 2020, Students For Liberty hosted a conversation with Eline Chivot, the senior adviser on digital policy at the European People’s Party and a former senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation, on Data Protection and Innovation.
These are the highlights of the event, which focused on the theme of innovation in the digital economy, and the role of data protection policies in the European Union. In recent years, the debate around balancing digital privacy and innovation has gained significant prominence, especially in light of the European Union’s GDPR policy implemented in 2018. The debate is expected to continue further, given the increasing rise of AI amid many barriers to innovation.
The Prohibition Era is a dark time in US history: bootleggers, corrupt politicians, mafia organizations… It is gone, but alcohol laws are still reminiscence of that time. We realized this only after the pandemic.
In this video, we talked to Jacob Rich, policy analyst of the Reason Foundation/Magazine, discussed the history of alcohol policies in the US and how to improve them for the future.
We talked with our friend Nolan Gray, a city planner, about how the COVID-19 pandemic led to many transformations in big cities, such as New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. Many people are moving away from big cities as they are not required to work there anymore. Big cities are facing enormous challenges today, due to the heavy regulations on how businesses can operate, as well as the financial burdens they inflict on residents.
Let us know in the comments below if you or any person you know moved away from a big city and how they feel about it.
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COVID-19 has upended life as we know it. Now more than ever, the world can feel confusing and chaotic. We wanted to cut through the noise and hear real stories from real people all around the world, so we decided to interview 12 people, in 6 countries. The only stipulation was that they had to be willing to speak openly and honestly about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We realized that despite the polarization around this topic, and intensity of opinions being shared, no one person really knows what’s going on. To move forward we need intellectual humility and empathy –– with a focus on our shared humanity –– especially at a time like this. T
his documentary shares a diversity of COVID-related stories and perspectives to highlight the importance of embracing our individuality and maintaining intellectual openness through this time.
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On November 12th 2019, a federal judge has struck down against an attempt to release downloadable gun files in the United States. It was declared that allowing access to this information violates the Administrative Procedure Act and the Constitution.
It has been echoed that such free access to untraceable blueprints could threaten world peace and national security.
However, it has also been argued that If blueprints are speech, then 3D files are speech too. That means that, according to the constitution we have today, the government can’t prohibit them.
So what is 3D printing exactly?
3D printing is a process where a computer-aided-design (CAD) is sent to a printer where it is produced in three dimensions out of plastic or resin.
Matthew Larosiere, Director of Legal Policy Firearms Policy Coalition and Senior Contributor for Young Voices, explains what the future of 3D printing could mean for the gun industry.
Is human blood a “public resource”? Prof. Peter Jaworski argues that your bodily fluids belong to you, and governments should let you sell them.
“Title IX” was never intended to regulate romantic relationships on campus. So how did we get here? Robert Shibley, Executive Director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, explains.
We all want the safety and dependable quality that “regulation” is supposed to provide. Government can provide it to some extent, but markets can do it better, if we let them. Howard Baetjer of Towson University explains.
It is an easy mistake to think that restrictions on international trade that help one industry “grow and prosper” will help all industries “grow and prosper.”
Given that Africa has the world’s youngest population, the lack of steady, formal-sector jobs is an enormous political and economic risk factor. Unemployed youth are more likely to be criminals, may be lured into militant groups, and contribute to political unrest.
People sometimes ask me, “What is the most important concept in political economy?” The answer is easy, but subtle …
Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation.
Many of the most expensive flood and storm disasters in US history have occurred in recent decades. The glib response is to blame the severity of these catastrophes on climate change, but are we looking in the wrong direction?
Why do special interests gain so much control over government policy? Public choice economics can explain. To get notifications for all our new videos, click the bell above.