Paul Krugman: Master of the Straw-Man Fallacy

August 29, 2014

Krugman looks to problems that can arise in a free market and largely ignores the solutions to such problems made possible by free markets—not to mention all of the life-serving goods and services provided by private businesses when they are free to produce and trade in accordance with their judgment.

Government Regulations Hinder Quality Control and Harm Consumers

February 24, 2013

The tragic case of the tainted medication produced by New England Compounding Center, which resulted in at least twenty-five deaths and hundreds sickened, highlights a little-recognized danger inherent in government regulation. As David Brown reported: “[Purchasing pharmaceuticals from compounding pharmacies is] like buying your electricity from a different supplier. It. . . Continue »

Hey, Dick Durbin, Limit This

April 17, 2012

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is calling for the FDA to impose new regulations that would limit caffeine levels of energy drinks, on the grounds that consuming large quantities of caffeine has “health consequences.” What food or beverage consumed in excess would not cause “health consequences”? Tuna contains mercury, eating. . . Continue »

FDA Shuts Down Farm for… Selling Fresh Milk

February 14, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has shut down an Amish farm for selling fresh, unpasteurized milk, the Washington Times reports. The FDA’s pretext for destroying the business is that fresh, unpasteurized milk is “unsafe.” The fundamental issue here, however, is the inalienable right of farmers and their customers to. . . Continue »