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Mark Perry properly describes the minimum wage.  Think of it this way: if politicians regarded the activity of employing of low-skilled workers to be a vice (in the same way that they regard, say, the smoking of cigarettes to be a vice) they would impose a sin tax on that activity.  Well, the minimum-wage is indeed such a tax.

Michael Wohlgenant is sour on Uncle Sam’s practice of enriching American sugar farmers by picking other people’s pockets.

My former student Howie Baetjer writes about water.

Antony Davies presents evidence that government regulation keeps productivity lower than it would otherwise be.

Paul Poirot debunks the myth that sweatshop labor should be stopped by government intervention.