Advocate Jared Meyer was published in The Manhattan Institute’s E21 on federally funded infrastructure and its unintended consequences.
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman’s call for more publicly-funded infrastructure fails to acknowledge that infrastructure funding, when directed by government, goes to costly projects favored by politicians, not enterprises for which users are prepared to pay.
Advocate Jared Meyer was published in Townhall on Michigan’s protectionist law regulating franchise fees for automobiles.
The original focus of House Bill 5606 was on determining how franchise-dealership fees are charged. Then, right before the vote, an amendment banning automobile sales directly to consumers was added by State Senator Joe Hune. This backhanded maneuver shielded the amendment from public comment and debate.
As it was with the case of interracial marriages 50 years ago, same-sex marriage is a hot issue. More and more, state laws forbidding the recognition of such ceremonies are deemed unconstitutional by courts. But despite such decisions, no one was ever forced to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies… until now.
Advocate Vera Kichanova was mentioned in Reason on the election of Russia’s second libertarian politician.
Shalnev, who has been party chairman since 2011, is the second-ever Libertarian Party member to be elected to office in Russia. The first, Vera Kichanova (read her Reason interview here), describes Shalnev as “a principled politician” and his victory as “huge for our team.”
Editor Mytheos Holt was quoted in Slate on the political implications of #GamerGate on young people.
And Mytheos Holt, an associate policy analyst at the R Street Institute and video game reviewer for Gamesided who described himself as “a sympathetic bystander” to Gamergate, also said right-wingers could find a “new conservative constituency” within this movement.
“If the right can make the case that there will never be room for them in the left’s ideal world, this may be the start of a new coalition,” says Holt.
Advocate Jared Meyer was published in The Manhattan Institute’s E21 on Washington, DC’s regulation of ridesharing services.
The Washington, D.C. City Council made history on Tuesday by making D.C. the first jurisdiction in the country to pass a bill explicitly legalizing popular ridesharing services such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar. The Vehicle-for-Hire Innovation Act, which passed the Council by a margin of 12 to 1, is an example of smart regulation that is not beholden to the special interests of the existing taxi industry
Advocate Yaël Ossowski was published in The PanAm Post about freedom in Latin America, as explained by Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa.
Standing tall behind the podium before the Italian crowd, famed Peruvian writer and Nobel laureate author Mario Vargas Llosa spoke with confidence and fervor. He was surrounded by ideological friends.
“It is only liberalism which promises the liberty of the individual,” he expressed in smooth Peruvian Spanish. “Faced against corruption, incompetence, and autocratic governments, it is liberalism which guards these principles of human rights we hold so dear.”
November 9, 2014 will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Other than hearing Scorpion’s Wind of Change in a loop, you will hear people remember how the fall of the Wall, along with the subsequent collapse of communism, came as a surprise to everyone.
That is, everyone… except for the economists/followers of the Austrian School of Economics. Not only was this school of thought the fiercest opponent to communism and government intervention in the economy of the past century, it was also the only one to have predicted the impossibility of the communist scheme.