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Rent Control: A Bad Idea Has Spread Again
Oregon, California, and New York recently passed rent control measures. Some Washington politicians want to make it national policy. Here’s why that is wrong.
There are ways to provide affordable housing without all the unintended consequences and moral hazards of rent control.
Scott Beyer | September 18, 2019
Colleges Don’t Want ‘Free College’
Free college proposals are a threat to the gravy train that has led to the inefficient and overstaffed modern university.
Richard Vedder | September 17, 2019
Why Nothing is Near Your Office
How Land Use Rules Make Life Inconvenient
The legal separation of land uses makes life inconvenient, paid for in long drives and errands that never get done.
Nick Zaiac | September 16, 2019
Wind Power Sources Remain More Fantasy than Reality
We need to be realistic about the limitations of wind power and seek practical alternatives that reduce emissions.
William F. Shughart II | September 14, 2019
Banning E-Cigarette Sales Will Do More Harm than Good
Efforts to ban vaping are extremely unlikely to succeed and may push consumers toward harmful alternatives.
Raymond J. March | September 13, 2019
Lawmakers, Bureaucrats Need to End War on Video Games
Onerous government regulations of video games would raise prices on millions while harming mental health.
Ross Marchand | September 12, 2019
Bill de Blasio’s Hotel Cronyism
The mayor has run a bribe-oriented government, accepting money from entrenched interests in exchange for regulatory capture. His hotel proposal is the latest example.
The Mayor has governed like a lackey to monied interests, granting favors that help his career but hurt average New Yorkers.
Scott Beyer | September 11, 2019
Lunacy on Loans and Licensing
Revoking the license of professionals who default on student loans only makes it more difficult to repay them.
Conor Norris | September 10, 2019
College Board Drops Adversity Scores – Now for the SAT
Many accredited colleges and universities have stopped requiring SAT/ACT scores or de-emphasize their use in admissions decisions
Kristiana Bolzman | September 9, 2019
Consumers Say ‘End of the Road’ for Volkswagen’s Iconic Beetle
Free markets provide essential information that tells firms whether they have chosen wisely or poorly.
Art Carden | September 7, 2019