Monthly Archive: April, 2014

Protectionism and Paternalism Brewing in Florida – “I believe I know what’s best.”


  The Florida senate has passed a bill, SB 1714, that would prohibit craft brewers from selling certain products directly to consumers.  Currently, many breweries in Florida operate “tasting rooms” abutting their facilities, through… Continue reading

What Westeros Can Tell Us About Free Markets


**Mild spoilers for this week’s episode of Game of Thrones follow.** In case you didn’t know, I’m a giant nerd. So it’s no surprise that I’m totally obsessed with Game of Thrones, the… Continue reading

Taxi Medallions and Economic Inequality


We tend to think of government regulation of private enterprise as created for the sole purpose of ensuring the safety or well-being of citizens.  Certainly, this tends to be the only framing device… Continue reading