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My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy is rightly critical of the reach and rapacity of Uncle Sam’s greedy hand. Elaine Schwartz explains the increased supply of roses in the United States over the past quarter-century. Gary Hoover celebrates the entrepreneurship of Estée Lauder.  (HT Gonzalo Schwarz) Michael Strain is not buying the proposed plan to fund paid family leave with Social Security ‘funds.‘ Chris Edwards reveals the awful logic of the growth of government budgets. Jen Maffessanti tells how the FDA makes life harder for sick people. Tyler Cowen does not wish to censor porn.  (I’m with Tyler, except that I’m even more strongly opposed than he seems to be to the idea of such censorship.  When will the world be freed of busybodies who wish to dictate what

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My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy is rightly critical of the reach and rapacity of Uncle Sam’s greedy hand.

Elaine Schwartz explains the increased supply of roses in the United States over the past quarter-century.

Gary Hoover celebrates the entrepreneurship of Estée Lauder.  (HT Gonzalo Schwarz)

Michael Strain is not buying the proposed plan to fund paid family leave with Social Security ‘funds.

Chris Edwards reveals the awful logic of the growth of government budgets.

Jen Maffessanti tells how the FDA makes life harder for sick people.

Tyler Cowen does not wish to censor porn.  (I’m with Tyler, except that I’m even more strongly opposed than he seems to be to the idea of such censorship.  When will the world be freed of busybodies who wish to dictate what peaceful people must and may not do?  I fear never.)

Here’s my GMU Econ colleague Bryan Caplan’s op-ed in Los Angeles Times on the topic of his new book.

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