Notes from Reality About Economic Regulation: What’s Wrong with First Things’ Anxious Anti-Capitalism
Robert T. Miller, Public Discourse
R.R. Reno’s manifesto on capitalism—in which he concludes, among other things, that expanding economic freedom leads to transgenderism—is based on empirically false claims.
Less Regulation Means Less Opportunity for Government Corruption
Ira Stoll, Reason.com
Smaller government has the possibility to be more honest government.
How Licensing Laws Protect Special Interests at the Expense of Everyone Else
Timothy Kilcullen, The Daily Signal
New data compiled by the Institute for Justice shows just how far states have overreached in regulating professions.
Why inequality can make us all richer
Tim Worstall, CapX
The rise in inequality immediately following the discovery of booze (there’s a significant line of thought that it was gaining the barley to make beer, not bread, that first drove agriculture) was the result of some using the available resources more productively than others. And, as we might put in the modern world, the more productive get richer.