Economic liberty hanging by a thread

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear the case of Patterson v. City of Bellmead. The Pattersons were asking for the chance to prove their allegations that a city kennel-licensing law is unconstitutional. That may seem like a … Continue reading

“Californy is the place you oughta be”– if you like burdensome occupational licensing regimes, that is

Last week our friends at the Reason Foundation posted an article about occupational licensing in California.  The post reveals that the Golden State leads the nation in two troubling areas: (1) the number of occupations requiring an individual to obtain … Continue reading

President’s weekly report — June 14, 2013

Economic Liberty – Right to Earn a Living We had a very sweet victory this week in Bruner v. Zawacki, our Kentucky movers case. We filed this case in August of last year in federal district court in order to … Continue reading

Stop viewing occupational licensing with rose-colored glasses: it harms consumers

Recently the Des Moines Register published a series of articles that sheds light on the problems caused by unnecessary and irrational occupational licensing laws.  In one recent opinion piece, Darrell Hanson, a former Iowa legislator, describes his first-hand experience with … Continue reading

NYC soda ban taxes New Yorkers’ patience

Start spreading the news, soda isn’t leaving today. Tomorrow was supposed to mark the effective date of New York City’s large sugary beverage ban, which have would prohibited (some) vendors from selling soda in portions greater than 16 ounces.  Restaurants, … Continue reading

Famines and other “radical overhauls”

Why do some organizations profess to care so much about food, and decide that the problem is technologies that produce more food, instead of the corrupt governments that oppress hungry citizens?  Perhaps the question answers itself: they care more about … Continue reading