Monthly Archive: February, 2015

The Progressive Case Against Occupational Licensing

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Regulation is a common area of discord between libertarians and progressives, largely because they fear countervailing bogeymen. Libertarians see the corrupt hand of the government interfering in private affairs, whereas progressives see rapacious… Continue reading

Occupational Licensing — Neither Free nor Just

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Occupational licensing is a favorite libertarian punching bag.  In certain cases, licensing boards seem to exist solely to protect the interests of the powerful – existing largely to erect barriers to entry that… Continue reading

This Valentine’s Day: Show your Love, No Chains Attached

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Editor’s Note: This is an article that originally ran in the Kennedy School Review. Caitlin Ryan is a Master of Public Policy candidate at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She previously worked as a management consultant… Continue reading

Review: The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

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Filling Stephen Colbert’s shoes is quite the challenge, but that is what Larry Wilmore is attempting to accomplish. When CBS announced Stephen Colbert would succeed David Letterman as the host of The Late… Continue reading

Pop Politics: What Should You Watch? — The Story of Three Wars

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Since reading  James Fallows’ “The Tragedy of the American Military,” it’s been been hard to remember a time when we weren’t at war. With our government’s “chickenhawk” political approach to the military, it… Continue reading