Category Archives: Government Invading Market

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Fiscal Policy and the Future of the Euro — Laurence J. Kotlikoff, The Cato Journal

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Era Of Open Government Commencing — Ed Morrissey, Captain’s Quarters

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High income taxes in Denmark worsen a labor shortage
— Carter Dougherty, International Herald Tribune

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Robbing the Rich to Give to the Richest
— Lynne Munson, Inside Higher Ed

“…Higher education endowments also are growing much faster than private foundations. The value of college and university endowments skyrocketed 17.7 percent last year, while private foundation assets increased 7.8 percent. Just 3.3 percent of the increase in academic endowments is attributable to new gifts. Most of the gain is a result of stingy, outdated endowment [...]

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Companies Claim Right to Interfere with eBay Auctions for Charging Too Little — Greg Beck,
Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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Declaration of Dependence
George F. Will, Washington Post
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“Some mornings during the autumn of 1933, when the unemployment rate was 22 percent, the president, before getting into his wheelchair, sat in bed, surrounded by economic advisers, setting the price of gold. One morning he said he might raise it 21 cents: ‘It’s a lucky number because it’s three times seven.’ His Treasury secretary [...]

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He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

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For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

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For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

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Linking The Prices of Fuel and Food is a Terrible Plan
.cnI redruM, RedState

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Video of assembly line for world’s crappiest car
Mark Frauenfelder, BoingBoing

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Property Owners Win One
John Stossel, RealClearPolitics

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Spawn of Sarb-Ox: Private Equity goes on a Shopping spree
blackhedd, Redstate

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Iraqi Christians forced to pay ‘protection tax’ — WorldNetDaily

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For Iran, seizure pays — Charlie Blaine, MSN Money

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One group of state retirees never has to worry about their pensions — Cindi Ross Scoppe, The South Carolina State

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Dangerous When in Power — Walter Olson, Reason Online

“Does government protect us from hazardous products, or does it put us in harm’s way?”

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The Worst Episode of Hyperinflation in History: Yugoslavia 1993-94 — Thayer Watkins, Roger Sherman Society

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Minimum Wage: A Sad ‘Signature’ — George Will, NY Post

See also: What You Don’t Know About The Federal Minimum WageEd Morrissey, Captain’s Quarters

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Dairy Industry Crushed Innovator Who Bested Price-Control System — Washington Post

See Commentary: Lobbying and the Way the World Works — Michael Barone, USNews