Environmental regulations and individual rights

May 19, 2015 | By WENCONG FA

Majority rule is legitimate only within the boundaries of an individual’s natural rights. The government may properly legislate on whether cars should drive on the right or left side of the road. But few would view the government’s commands as legitimate if it allowed only those who voted for it in the last election to … ...


Should government tell you whom you can invite into your home?

January 20, 2015 | By ETHAN BLEVINS

Businesses would often prefer to shut out new innovators through regulation than compete with them. For example, taxi companies across the globe clamor for government to regulate the ride-sharing services of Uber and Lyft. These anti-competitive urges hurt economic growth and constrict liberty. … ...


A defeat for free speech in California

December 20, 2013 | By DEBORAH LA FETRA

In Beeman v. TDI Managed Care Services, the Ninth Circuit certified to the California Supreme Court the question of whether a statute requiring prescription drug claims processors to compile and summarize information on pharmacy fees for the purpose of distributing that information to pharmacies is compelled speech, in violation of the state consti ...


How much does it cost to give money away?

February 06, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

A great video from our friends at … ...


RIP James Buchanan

January 09, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Nobel laureate James Buchanan died today at the age of 93. Along with his colleague Gordon Tullock, Buchanan founded the branch of political economy called “public choice.” Public choice theory studies the economic incentives of legislating—and explains how private interest groups use government to shut out competition or to seize lan ...