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For Every Session, an Unsession — Undoing the Accretion of Bad Law

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The Minnesota legislature has just repealed 1,175 laws as part of Governor Mark Dayton’s “Unsession” plan. As twincities.com reports: It’s no longer a crime in Minnesota to carry fruit in an illegally sized… Continue reading

Cartoon — Our American Ouroboros

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

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  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

Taxi Medallions and Economic Inequality

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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