Campaign for Liberty supports ending "occupational licensing"

Campaign for Liberty has joined a coalition letter supporting the Alternatives to Licensing that Lower Obstacles to Work (ALLOW) Act (S. 3158). This legislation, introduced by Senator Mike Lee of Utah, limits the use of "occupational licenses" [...]

Campaign for Liberty to Congress: Leave MMA Alone

Americans can take comfort in the fact that Congress is not letting intensification issues like the skyrocketing national debt, the lack of economic growth, or the numerous international crisis caused by our hyper-interventionist foreign policy [...]

Regulatory budget a good way to start rolling back the regulatory state

When most people think of the costs government imposes on the economy, they usually think of taxation. However, a greater burden on the economy may be imposed by federal regulations. Unfortunately, Congress has made no attempt to measure the [...]

Is Bob Dylan a supply-sider?

Maybe not, but the legendary singer-songwriter sort of sounds like one in this interview with the AARP magazine  (hat/ tip: Rolling Stone): "The government's not going to create jobs," he said. "It doesn't have to. People have to create jobs, [...]

Regulatory tax harms small businesses and families while benefiting crony capitalists

The Competitive Enterprise Institute recently released the 2014 version of Ten Thousand Commandments, its yearly report examining the growth of the regulatory state, and explaining how federal regulations affect the American people's economic [...]

This week in Congress: Will the Government Shutdown?

Probably not but I can dream... The House and the Senate have returned to work. The major item on the agenda remains the Continuing Resolution keeping the government open until  December 9. If a continuing resolution is not signed into law [...]

This Week in Congress: So Much for Independence Day

The House came back from their Independence Day recess and immediately began working on taking away our liberties. The marquee item of the week was supposed to be an "anti-terrorism" bill containing the Republican version of the Democrats "no [...]

Obama thinks you're too stupid

to mange your own retirement... Today the House of Representatives is considering HR 1090, the Retail Investor Protection Act. This legislation blocks the Department of Labor's "fiduciary rule." The rule imposes a one-size-fits all "best [...]

Big Government spends money to see if Big Government is bad

They could have just asked me... President Obama's budget proposes spending  $15 billion dollars to conduct a study on “Reducing Unnecessary Occupational Licensing Requirements.” Occupational licensing is the scheme by which [...]