by | Aug 29, 2019

Sacramento California’s housing crisis has such an obvious cause that even many of the state’s Democratic lawmakers now acknowledge it. Local and county governments have for decades discouraged the construction of housing tracts through slow-growth ordinances, global-warming policies, environmental laws…

by | Jan 15, 2019

California housing prices are through the roof. The state’s median home price is already more than double that of the national average. In large part, this is due to restrictive zoning and a closed-minded attitude towards reform that has left…

by | Jan 15, 2019

The American sugar program is a strong contender for the poster child for crony capitalism. And this year, it’s up for reauthorization. The sugar program in the United States is cronyistic in four main ways. First, the federal government sets…

by | Jan 11, 2019

Washington, D.C.’s swamp monster is like the mythical hydra from Greek and Roman mythology. When one head gets cut off, two grow in its place. At the start of the month, Congress worked in bipartisan fashion with the president to…

by | Jan 11, 2019

Washington, D.C.’s swamp monster is like the mythical hydra from Greek and Roman mythology. When one head gets cut off, two grow in its place. At the start of the month, Congress worked in bipartisan fashion with the president to…

by | Jan 10, 2019

Imagine McDonald’s somehow acquired a legal monopoly on the burger business. No Wendy’s, no Whataburger. No choice. If you want a burger, it’s McDonald’s — or nothing. Have it their way. It’s a good bet the burger you end up with…

by | Jan 10, 2019

Imagine McDonald’s somehow acquired a legal monopoly on the burger business. No Wendy’s, no Whataburger. No choice. If you want a burger, it’s McDonald’s — or nothing. Have it their way. It’s a good bet the burger you end up with…

by | Dec 5, 2018

For companies trying to bring potential life-saving products to the market, the least they can ask for is a responsive, timely bureaucracy.  Unfortunately, approving reduced harm technologies in a prompt manner seems to be beyond the ability of American regulatory…

by | Nov 20, 2018

Bipartisanship in today’s Washington is as rare as a wardrobe completely free of items purchased at Brooks Brothers. But rarer still, is when that bipartisanship runs against moneyed interests. Indeed, most “bipartisan bills” should practically come with a NASCAR-style sponsor sticker,…

by | Oct 8, 2018

Which came first: the Tesla or the subsidy? The subsidy, of course. PayPal billionaire Elon Musk — along with Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos — are the poster boys for the left’s version of capitalism. The Post was always a left-leaning newspaper but…

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