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Tag: Regulation
  • Don’t Tread on My Soft Drink!

    Have you ever thought about why the soft drink industry, even health drinks like Naked Juice or Odwalla, are usually limited to Coca Cola or Pepsi Co.? How about that pesky CRV fee when you buy a soda? Or better yet, soft drinks usually sweetened with corn syrup? Take a look on why government actually ruins the …

  • Free cigarettes…sort of.

    Should government decide what legal substances we put in out body? The obvious answer is no, and that’s why I and the rest of the Young Americans for Liberty at The University of Toledo told our university to butt out! We recently held a second protest to fight ridiculous campus wide regulation. However, instead of …

  • Ending the Failed “War on Tobacco”

    Former ATF agent Thomas Lesnak reveals in The Daily Caller that the current array of tobacco laws and taxes, far from deterring smoking, merely encourages a black market that finances terrorism and other forms of crime. Unfortunately, Lesnak’s proposed solution isn’t surprising in light of his former profession: increasing penalties and allocating greater funding toward law enforcement. …

  • Live Free or…Recycle?

    My grandmother lives in New Hampshire, and growing up I always enjoyed seeing the “Live Free or Die” slogan on her license plate when she’d come to visit. Sadly, the City of Laconia will begin to detract from New Hampshire’s bold heritage of liberty when it implements mandatory recycling in July. In order to have …

  • Be Bold, Stand Out, Beat Apathy

    Reaching out to students about issues like problematic monetary policy and fiscal irresponsibility on a campus full of World of Warcraft playing, Star Trek quoting, career driven techies isn’t just hard; it’s nigh impossible. Georgia Tech is a campus filled mostly with students who care about one thing only: engineering (or maybe computer science).  Their …

  • Thinking of going into business?

    Hat tip.

  • ‘Government Approved’

    A little noticed effect of government regulation of industry is that it acts in ways to protect already established businesses from up-start competition, doing a disfavor to consumers. Part of the way it achieves this is through licensing and “seals of approval.” A small section of a recent report on the current egg recall notes …

  • Licensing Restrictions Shut Down Little Girl’s Lemonade Stand

    During the hot summer months, it’s practically an American tradition for children to set up lemonade stands in their neighborhood. The children learn valuable skills on how to run a business while earning some extra summer cash. A few years ago, the image of bureaucrats forcibly shutting down innocent lemonade stands may have been satire. …

  • Our biggest financial risk…is our regulators.

    At the blog Learning From Dogs where I write from time to time, fellow author Per Kurowski, who has a deep understanding of the global financial system, made a comment that I thought YAL readers might find interesting.  Granted, it might be useful to view the original post for some context, but the comment can …

  • Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell