Category Archive: Unfree Markets

Aug 29

California has the most government-controlled electrical grid in the U.S. It is also the most dangerous, unpredictable, and expensive.

California’s government regulates energy more than any other state. This regulation is now causing massive blackouts, suffering, poverty and death. “California officials endlessly promote this state as “leading the world in the fight against climate change.” Yet as of this writing, many Californians are in their fourth night of energy blackouts.” Like Venezuela, the Golden …

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Apr 26

When government takes over agriculture: millions stand in food lines while millions more pounds of food rots and farmers go broke

A shocking story in Politico details the utter lunacy of the U.S. government’s COVID-19 measures on American agriculture. In a free market, agricultural producers stay tuned to demand from grocery markets and restaurants. Farmers supply foodstuffs in close relation to market signals from months or seasons earlier. But in a government-directed, centrally planned economy, government …

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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 27

Starving Venezuelans now digging up graves of past capitalism seeking riches

Just 25 years ago, Venezuela was the richest and healthiest society in all of Latin America. Then the people of Venezuela voted for socialism. Now they struggle for daily survival. Former doctors, lawyers, and even children now walk the streets as prostitutes. Men die in knife fights over dollar bills while standing in food lines. …

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Dec 19

Venezuelan children dying of starvation on a massive scale; government prohibits humanitarian aid from ‘capitalist’ countries

Just 25 years ago, Venezuelans were the healthiest and wealthiest people in Latin America. Today, after numerous victorious elections by socialist politicians, the people eat out of trash cans, die in knife fights in food lines, and resort to prostitution to survive. They rape the environment, killing birds, dogs, cats and anything that breathes or …

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Nov 22

The Lie that will not die: “Net Neutrality”

by Dr. Roger I. Roots, J.D., Ph.D., founder and President of Lysander Spooner University I first heard the words “net neutrality” a few years back when I noticed that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was promoting it. I have been a card-carrying ACLU member for more than 15 years, and I generally support the …

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Nov 11

Doctor stripped of medical license for not entering medical data on computers for the state to monitor

New London, New Hampshire. An elderly local physician has been stripped of her license to practice medicine because she doesn’t use computers. Health care regulations increasingly demand that doctors must move toward electronic medical records. Such records allow for easy transfer of patient information between doctors and hospitals–and the government. The move toward digitization of …

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Sep 22

New Mexico health insurance premiums to increase by up to 49% next year

If the power of deregulation, capitalism and freedom was unleashed on health care, prices would quickly decrease while quality would improve dramatically. Innovation would flower. Even the poorest and most desperately ill Americans would be able to afford life-saving treatment. But for decades, U.S. policymakers have driven Americans toward the stink and stain of slave-plantation …

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Aug 19

Americans have virtually abandoned short air travel due to government hassles

The daily stink and stain of life under near-total government has made America LESS mobile. Here is an astounding report indicating that since 2000, “short haul [air] traffic” has “Decline[d] in the US” by $34 billion. Government “security” policies imposed since 9/11/2001 have made Americans increasingly use alternative surface transportation. (The regulations almost certainly do …

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Aug 09

America’s government-approved education system increasingly produces illiterate citizens

The great Professor Walter E. Williams has authored a startling column: “Is College Education Worth It?” “According to the National Conference of State Legislatures . . . studies have found anywhere from 28 percent to 40 percent of students enroll in at least one remedial course” upon entering college. “Only 25 percent of students who …

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