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Government Thrives by Keeping People Blind to Its True Costs

January 8, 2019 Bureaucracy / Government / Liberty 0

by Gary M. Galles Ever wonder why people put blinders on horses? As prey animals, horses have eyes on the sides of their heads to increase their ability to detect ...

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Chevron Cannot Be Justified as an Agency Determination of Policy

by Mike Rappaport In my last post on Administrative Law, I noted that many defenders of Chevron deference ignore an essential aspect of such deference: that granting deference to agencies ...

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How Data Collected in Warrantless Surveillance Ends Up Everywhere

December 29, 2018 Bureaucracy / Constitution 0

By: Clay Davis| Recent revelations by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) relating to warrantless surveillance have placed cooperative efforts between state and federal agencies under the microscope. What turned up ...

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The History and Danger of Administrative Law

December 28, 2018 Bureaucracy / Constitution 0

Philip Hamburger Columbia Law School PHILIP HAMBURGER is the Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He received his B.A. from Princeton University and his J.D. ...

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Federal Debt Has Grown By $1.9 Trillion Since Trump Took Office

December 19, 2018 Bureaucracy / Legislature / POTUS 0

Despite being controlled by “fiscally responsible” Republicans, the federal government just keeps right on spending. In fact, the federal debt has grown by $1.9 trillion since Donald Trump took office. ...

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The “Regulation Freedom” Amendment and Daniel Webster

December 14, 2018 Bureaucracy / Constitution 0

By Publius Huldah “The politician that undertakes to improve a Constitution with as little thought as a farmer sets about mending his plow, is no master of his trade. If ...

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Perpetual Inflation vs. Sound Money

November 14, 2018 Bureaucracy / Constitution / Government 0

by Alex J. Pollock Among the most important financial forces in the world are fashions in central bankers’ ideas. The dominant central bank fashion in recent years is the notion ...

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The Environment for Liberty

Economist Benjamin Zycher’s Liberty Forum essay shows how the National Environmental Policy Act, through its cost-shifting and completeness requirements, combined with the due deference doctrine established by the Chevron decision, ...

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