Some Links

by Don Boudreaux on March 19, 2014

in Crony Capitalism, Hubris and humility, Man of System, Other People's Money, Seen and Unseen, Work

George Leef explores the demagoguery unleashed by the Fair Labor Standards Act.  A slice:

Business isn’t a monolith and the cost of dealing with new and changing government regulations tends to hit small businesses hardest. To whatever slight extent the overtime pay rules have any bite, they will probably do so at small firms struggling to stay afloat.

Also speaking of the presumptuousness and harmfulness of labor regulations is Jeff Tucker.  A slice:

Do you see the presumption here? It is that the Department of Labor—not a profit-making firm but one run by people whose wages and salaries are dictated by law rather than markets—is in a better position than the private sector to know what the market demands. That’s implausible on the face of it, unless you fundamentally believe that markets are dumber than governments and that the price system is nonfunctioning.

Julian Adorney describes the real – indeed, the only true – antipoverty program.

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Randy Holcombe isn’t impressed by Pres. Obama’s skills as an investor.

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