Tag Archives: Regulation

The Overbearing Heaviness of Regulation

This week’s edition of The Economist has an excellent article on over-regulation in the United States, and how it is stifling economic growth. For example, America’s share of initial public offerings (IPOs) fell from 67% in 2002 to just 16% … Continue reading

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An Employer’s Perspective on Jobs and Regulations

Peter Schiff’s Congressional testimony last week provided more support to the argument that excessive government regulation stifles job creation. Agree or disagree, Mr. Schiff’s testimony is certainly entertaining.

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The American Devolution

We have entered an era of relentless creation and destruction that is shifting power in every form away from established elites, devolving it into smaller and smaller cores.  This shift has been in motion in the West at least since … Continue reading

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California Loan-Sharking: Another Underhanded Tax Hike

On Saturday, July 9th, I received my annual California vehicle registration notice for $111. I am not sure what other states charge for an annual license and registration fee, but $111 seems a bit high. It is certainly a healthy … Continue reading

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Big Brother Is Here to Help: California Rolls Out More Stupid Laws in July

On July 1st, California launched a number of laws designed to protect Californians from…well…themselves.

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