Category Archive: overregulation

Dec 29

Taxes and government force Hawaiians to flee

From the Wall Street Journal: “Despite being consistently rated as the “happiest state” in the nation, Hawaii is experiencing its third straight year of negative migration. Some 35,000 residents moved to the mainland from 2015-18.” “At 11% the state’s top marginal income-tax rate is second only to California’s. A 2018 study by the Institute on …

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Dec 24

Government regulations are stifling new home construction. As a result, homelessness, wealth inequality and commute times are all increasing.

A new report in Reason Magazine documents the way government impositions everywhere decreased the rate of housing construction in the U.S. during the past decade. “The 2010s will end up with the lowest number of housing units started in 6 decades, by a wide margin.” This is causing (1) home prices and rents to increase–especially …

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Dec 19

California enacts law against “gig” work in September; hundreds of jobs are lost by December

The American “labor movement” began by spreading awareness of worker health and safety, low wages, and long hours. Today the “movement” is a government-controlled racket typified by pro-government extremism and anti-capitalist ideology. The recent rise of digital communications led to ride-sharing and other “gig” work—which improved the lives of everyone involved. But government views this …

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Dec 16

Singapore government orders critics to correct news story

Singapore, by many accounts, is one of the freest places on earth. The people of Singapore slowly crawled out from the misery of socialism during the 1960s and built a thriving market capitalist society. Today, life expectancy in Singapore is ranked 3rd in the world (behind Spain and Japan). (By comparison, life expectancy in the …

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Nov 12

UPDATE: New York ExxonMobil Trial Sputters to an End

New York Attorney General Drops Half Its Fraud Case In Closing Arguments Lower Manhattan. November 7, 2019. The downsized “Exxon knew” trial in New York City has ended. The parties await a verdict from Judge Barry Ostrager in the New York Supreme Court. A 3-year investigation by the New York Attorney General into some 4 …

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Oct 25

Why did ExxonMobil choose a bench trial rather than a jury trial?

New York. October 25. New York Supreme Court. Antigovernment News Bureau. The downsized “Exxon knew” trial currently occurring in New York Supreme Court in lower Manhattan provides a look into several larger-scale litigation choices by ExxonMobil attorneys. Exxon is being sued by the State of New York for accounting discrepancies in the company’s reports and …

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Oct 23

Day 2 of downsized “Exxon knew” trial: prosecution strikes out with early early witnesses

by Roger Roots, Antigovernment News and Justice Travelers Lower Manhattan, New York, Oct. 23. Day 2 of the downsized “Exxon Knew” trial in lower Manhattan was much ado about meetings, phone calls, glossy reports and discussions among Exxon and some of its institutional investors. ExxonMobil has long been a king of the New York Stock …

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Oct 11

Remember those claims that government had to take over the internet to ensure equal access? California’s PG&E just showed why “Net Neutrality” is a bad idea

Shortly after the development of electricity as a viable means of household energy, governments sought to regulate it. Soon every state required electricity providers to get permission from “public utility” commissions. Then came government control over pricing, profits and implementation. Today’s electrical companies are essentially monopolies—with government licenses. Later studies debunked the government arguments—too late. …

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Oct 06

Ecuador government begins arresting shopkeepers for price increases

In a free market, rapid price increases are quickly fixed by suppliers who, seeking quick profits, hurriedly get more product to market. This growth in supply then leads to rapid reductions in prices. A sure way to ENSURE that consumers will be deprived of plentiful, cheap goods, on the other hand, is for governments to …

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Sep 27

Governments increasingly linking ID systems with “social credit” systems

Orwell’s famous book 1984 imagined a future world in which government identifies and monitors the behavior and lifestyle of every subject. Increasingly, the world’s governments are implementing the very controls foreseen by Orwell. The Chinese government, for example, is now implementing technology that will link facial recognition surveillance with the government’s “social credit” systems. The …

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