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?
The provisions in the Misuse of Social Media Act passed by Uganda’s Parliament are highly restrictive and pose a direct threat to digital freedom. Here’s a quick breakdown of how and why…
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…
There are good reasons to believe that the AICOA would not enhance economic freedom nor improve overall welfare. This is a problem, not because big tech needs more defenders, but because it would stifle competition and economic freedom.
Bitcoin and other crypto have put a lot of pressure on governments. They just can’t ignore it anymore. Some have tried really hard to control it (like China), others have embraced it completely, like El Salvador, which just legalized bitcoin as legal tender. In this video, we explore examples of obstacles some countries put on […]
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?
A city ordinance requires teenagers to have a business license before cutting grass for money.
The astonishing growth in SEZs qualifies as a revolution of sorts, but not the usual, political kind.
To discover the Next Big Thing, you need to think outside the box.
The government issues thousands of new patents every week — each one a new regulation — with little to no oversight or review.
Breweries will open as long as it is profitable. When taxes and regulations raise the costs of opening a brewery, we will see fewer of them.
How to evaluate the economic record of Barack Obama? To even begin answering, it’s necessary to go beyond just counting the number of jobs created during his presidency (10 million) or calculating the average growth rate (1.5%) or even looking at something more wonky like the labor force participation rate.
Trump’s executive order is exactly the kind of high-handed coercion of states that outraged conservatives under Obama.
Prohibition was repealed more than 80 years ago, but we’re still feeling its policy hangover.
Trump doesn’t seem like the type for self-improvement, but here are four unsolicited recommendations anyway.
Every year the number of regulations, dictates, rules, decrees, guidelines, statutes, laws, and bylaws in the United States grows by leaps and bounds.
I was still a Soviet citizen when I first read some of the international documents on human, economic, and political rights.
The following words represent the generally acknowledged mindset of a bureaucrat: “Rules are rules, fella. I don’t make ‘em. I just enforce ‘em.”
Let’s say that you’re a policymaker interested in reducing the size of government. Strategically, is it easier to cut government regulation or roll back the welfare state (thereby reducing government spending)?
The petty tyrants that occupy county zoning offices or health departments are exactly why we can’t have nice things.
A market for parking free of government manipulation would reduce inequality, improve the environment, and make cities more livable.
Solar power can only survive with an army of lobbyists dedicated to securing millions in taxpayer dollars.
Imagine that the government creates the Furniture and Desk Association, an agency which declares that only IKEA is allowed to sell chairs.
Protectionism is the belief that domestic producers have a higher claim to your money than you do.