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Prohibition was repealed more than 80 years ago, but we’re still feeling its policy hangover.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.
Outdated regulations prove to be a roadblock to ride-sharing innovation.
The road to tyranny is paved with good intentions. Anti-entrepreneurship, innovation crushing good intentions.
Should we allow the wealthy to pass on large inheritances to their children and grandchildren? After all, allowing one generation to transfer large sums of money to another seems to exacerbate the problem of inequality, allowing second and third generations to bask in wealth they really didn’t earn. If we, at the very least, taxed […]
Because each physician works fewer hours, they have to hand off patients to other doctors, which can lead to mistakes even more serious than those caused by fatigue.
Wouldn’t it be great if seeing a doctor was as quick and as easy as calling an Uber? That’s the question that Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Adam Thierer asks in the new Learn Liberty video on Permissionless Innovation. This concept states that people should be allowed to innovate and make products that improve our […]