Tag Archive: regulatory capture

The Uncanny Valley of Regulation – Departing from Graeber’s Utopia of Rules

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Anthropologist David Graeber has released a new book titled The Utopia of Rules, which is largely a collection of previous essays, loosely compiled around a favorite topic of ours here at Unfettered Equality: … Continue reading

Populations of Regulation — Intro

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“Regulation” is a topic that surfaces often in contemporary American political debate. Typically one finds Republican lawmakers in stark, total opposition to regulation, whereas the opposite tendency is found in Democrats, who tend… Continue reading

FDA rules that cheeses may not be aged on wooden boards.

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  The FDA has begun moving against artisan cheese makers who employ wooden surfaces for aging their cheeses. Monica Metz, Branch Chief of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition said in… Continue reading

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