Tag Archives: regulation

(T)olerated (S)exual (A)ssault

Yep, they’ve gone too far. You could face an $11,000 fine for refusing the body scanner and the enhanced pat-down on the grounds of disrupting the security process. They’ve prompted complaints. Today, the day before Thanksgiving, is now National Opt-Out … Continue reading

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You Can Regulate the Product, but You Can’t Regulate the Stupidity Out of the Individual

    It’s official: they’ve been warned. And now it’s prompted a buying binge. The discussion surrounding Four Loko and products like it has created something of a hyperbole of the product’s potency. A can of Four Loko comparatively only … Continue reading

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The Sister Wives

I’ve been watching Sister Wives with my roommates every Sunday evening the past few weeks, and instead of solving all of the questions that I had about that lifestyle, it’s opened up even more questions. I’m sure if I did … Continue reading

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Regulation: Necessary Evil, or Evil Necessity?

Progressive blogger Matt Yglesias took flak earlier this week for taking the position that some regulations, sometimes, in some specific factual circumstances, could conceivably be unnecessary. The thoughtful, respectful, intelligent commentors at ThinkProgress took issue with even this tepid, half-hearted backing of … Continue reading

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What About the Sea Kittens?

Sorry I’ve been doggin’ on you lately San Francisco, but you make it too easy. It all started with a discussion started by the Animal Control and Welfare Commission with the intention to cut down on kitten and puppy mills, … Continue reading

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Cellphone Study Static

San Francisco wants its cell phone retailers to post notices about the level of radio frequency energy, or “cell phone emissions,” to forewarn customers in their stores. The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Cast by backers as a pro-consumer measure, the ordinance … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart may be catching on…

Recently Jon Stewart (who I find incredibly funny) had a segment that was highly critical of President Obama and his “talk, talk, talk” without any action. While this began as joking about Obama there are some interesting revelations that economists … Continue reading

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Tolerance, The Church of Unlimited Government, and Bias for Regulations

Folks often characterize liberals and libertarians as generally aligning on social issues.  By Haidt’s five dimensions of political psychology, libertarians are essentially liberals who know some economics, but I think there actually are important differences in the way libertarians and … Continue reading

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