Category Archives: Costs of regulation

Does the FDA’s Monopoly Increase or Decrease Public Health?

A dear friend of mine (and fine physician), Dr. Chris Granger, took issue with this article I wrote with Patrick McLaughlin and Jonathan Nelson at the Mercatus Center: “Markets Can Protect Patients Better than the FDA.” He responded as follows on Facebook: My dear friend … each major stage of the FDA’s history of providing aContinue Reading

The Need to Regulate Destructive Regulation

Here is a letter to the Wall Street Journal today: To the Editor: The legal hassling you describe of ride-sharing services such as Sidecar, Uber, and Lyft (“Ride-Sharing Services Face Legal Threat From San Francisco, Los Angeles,” Sep. 25, 2014) is farcical. What should be shut down is not the ride services, but the regulations and taxicabContinue Reading

One Reason Governments Should Not Regulate Banks

A big reason why governments should not regulate banks is painfully illustrated this week in “Banks Battle Weight Issues” in the Wall Street Journal  (July 22). The article focuses on New York Community Bancorp, which is “projected to reach the $50 billion mark by the end of the year if it continues to expand at its current rate.”Continue Reading

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