Occupational licensing rules are more often arbitrary bureaucratic hurdles than they are protections for health or safety.
Perhaps Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice David Wecht ought to read more history, starting with the speeches of the late Rep. John Bingham.
Plus: More red states may get legal weed, antitrust action against Google expected this week, the Cuties controversy, and more...
"I know what moral panics look like; they look kind of like this."
The danger of the virus can’t be considered to the exclusion of the need for jobs and prosperity.
Officials claim doing business is a revocable “privilege,” but many Americans see it as a right that they’ll exercise with or without licenses and permits.
Plus: the latest unemployment numbers, Biden apologizes for comment on diversity, Ohio governor gets flip-flopping COVID-19 results, and more…
If there's one thing at which governments have excelled during this crisis, it's been collecting fines from anybody who steps out of line.
Get ready for more pain caused by COVID-19 as well as by the policies intended to hold it in check.
Even after government had imposed an almost unfathomable level of intervention on the economy, the markets are chugging along much better than expected.
Top-down, one-size-fits-few mandates are recipes for conflict.
Plus: the weird new battle lines on warrantless surveillance, more CDC incompetence, Minneapolis on fire, and more…
We've seen this before...
Even the president is a better moral philosopher than New York's governor.
We may find that we like making our own decisions.
Plus: Puerto Rico criminalizes fake news about COVID-19, wide geographic disparity in U.S. income growth, and more...
Why I'm Not (Yet?) Much Worried About the Civil Liberties Restrictions Flowing from the Coronavirus Response
The restrictions are less dangerous precisely because they are so broad and onerous.
The real resistance is made up of those who refuse to be governed by any of the wannabe rulers.
Gig workers and companies are suing over a California law, AB 5, that criminalizes their continued employment.
California Freelancers Suffer From Totally Predictable 'Unintended Consequences' of Gig Worker Protection Bill
Plus: Is there anything the upcoming spending bill doesn't contain? And more...
"Liberty," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "is unobstructed action according to our will; but rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will, within the limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others."
A Davidson County judge ruled Tuesday that Nashville's ban on home businesses servicing clients on site is constitutional.
Dump intrusive trade policies to give a real boost to consumers and entrepreneurs.
Arizona Is Close to Abolishing an Absurd Licensing Law Requiring 1,000 Hours of Training to Blow-Dry Hair
Another victory for licensing reform in the Grand Canyon State.
A new Reason Foundation report finds cities in Texas and Florida have the highest degrees of economic freedom.
State lawmakers target pet groomers, drain cleaners, interior designers, pecan buyers, athletic trainers, antler dealers, and....art therapists?
People getting starry eyed about socialism should look to Venezuela for some important warning signs.
Economic freedom is good-whether in itself or because of the longevity, prosperity, and associated liberty it brings.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Got Booted From a Restaurant, but Florists and Photographers Should Have to Work Gay Weddings?
Let's get behind economic freedom for everyone, even when we don't like how they use it.
In a speech drafted but never delivered in the waning weeks of the 1980 campaign, Reagan was to say: "The overriding question is not one of Left or Right. It is one of reversing the flow of power and control to ever more remote institutions."
We don't need UBI to enable people to tell bosses to take the job and shove it.
A state senator wants to crack down on "economic crimes" in the state's underground economy.