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How Government Regulations Are Harming Entrepreneurs

Editor’s Note. The following is a guest post written by Anastasia Boden. Anastasia is an attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation’s Economic Liberty Project, where she challenges anti-competitive licensing laws and laws that restrict freedom of speech. The Pacific Legal Foundation fights against overbearing government bureaucracies and burdensome economic regulations that hold back entrepreneurs and business owners. To learn more about Pacific Legal Foundation’s work, visit:...

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Prohibitions: Mind drugs & addiction

Mind drugs I will focus on mind drugs.  David Friedman provides a useful classification: “consider four different classes of mind drugs: pleasure, performance, personality, control. Some drugs will fit into more than one category, reflecting multiple reasons why they are used. Consider the familiar case of alcohol. Some people drink it because they like how it makes them feel – pleasure. Some drink it because they believe that it improves their performance […]. Some...

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Prohibitions: Polygamy

Let’s start with definitions.  Polygamy = Marriage to more than one spouse.  Polygyny = Marriage of a husband and more than one wife.  Polyandry = Marriage of a wife and more than one husband.  Group marriage = Polygamous compositions other than polygyny and polyandry.  Hypergamy = Marriage into a superior class (‘marrying up’). In 2007-2011, uncertainty about the constitutionality of Canada’s prohibition of polygamy prompted a reference case before the Supreme Court...

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The Pursuit: Arthur Brooks on Capitalism, Dignity, and Opportunity for All

I recently had an opportunity to watch The Pursuit, a relatively new documentary film featuring Arthur Brooks, former president of the American Enterprise Institute and author of The Conservative Heart and Love Your Enemies, among other books. It’s a pretty terrific film, directed by John Papola (of Keynes vs. Hayek “Fear the Boom and Bust” fame). In it, we follow Arthur Brooks as he travels to India, Barcelona, Mumbai, Kentucky, and other destinations to talk with people about...

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Should Philosophers Try to Cite More Minorities?

Here’s what seems like innocuous and even noble advice for authors and referees: Try to ensure that papers cite members of under-represented groups.I’m not so sure. I’m concerned that this proposal, rather than helping to fix the problem, doesn’t understand the problem or take the problem seriously.Some background: In most academic fields, the practice is that you cite pretty much everything relevant to your work. In philosophy, people tend to cite themselves, their friends, John...

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Cracks in Georgetown MSB’s Ivory Tower

Georgetown’s MSB teaches principles of good management but is not particularly interested in following them. A good illustration is in how we allocate merit raises. (N.B., I get very high merit scores and so currently benefit from the system we have. Nevertheless, it’s a bad system.) Each year, everyone gets a score for Research, Teaching, and Service. These are worth different percentages depending on rank. One’s raise depends on the weighted-average score. 1. The system is...

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Common Rationales for Prohibitions

(To read the previous post in this series, click here.) What may override a presumption of liberty?  Conventions of rhetoric require us to justify public policies by argument and evidence.  Proponents of prohibitions adduce a variety of rationales.  Typically, rationales claim to prevent, reduce, or address ‘bads;’ for example, harm to others, self-harm, inequality, commodification, and slippery slopes.  Cost-benefit analysis takes a broader view and considers also...

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Simone Sepe on *When All Else Fails*

Law professor Simone Sepe reviews When All Else Fails at NDPR. The review is thorough, but unfortunately for Sepe and fortunately for me, the main “critique” of the book misses the mark rather widely. The way it does so is of broader interest, I think, because it illustrates some common failings in statist-authoritarian philosophy. Sepe says: The basic difficulty with Brennan’s discussion, however, lies in his defense of the moral parity thesis (and correspondingly his criticism...

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Who Wants To Be A Jewi er And Other Essays The Institute For Israel And Jewi udies

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Molinari Review I.1 Now Free Online, Molinari Review I.2 Heading to Print

In celebration of the 17th anniversary of the Molinari Institute, we’re happy to announce: a) The long-awaited second issue of the Molinari Review will be published later this month. More details soon! b) In the meantime, the entire first issue is now available for free online on the journal’s archive page. You can download either individual articles or the whole thing. Contents include: “The Right to Privacy Is Tocquevillean, Not Lockean: Why It Matters” by Julio Rodman...

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