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My former student Liya Palagashvili writes in U.S. News & World Report about a recent discussion on Capitol Hill of the decline in economic freedom in America.  A slice:

The research cited indicates that the regulatory burden on businesses in the United States is increasing and, as a result, entrepreneurship is declining. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., shared his experience as a CEO of a plastics manufacturing company and explained that the multi-layered rules and regulation are an enormous cost of doing business. The decline of entrepreneurship poses a problem because a thriving business climate is necessary for long-term economic growth.

Over at Library of Law & Liberty, Alberto Mingardi discusses the late Andro Linklater’s new book, Owning the Earth.

David Henderson is even more staunchly opposed to conscription than was Milton Friedman.  (I agree with David.)

My colleague Bryan Caplan wonders where have all the minarchists gone.

Deepak Lal reflects on Magna Carta.

Ben Zycher rightly calls for an end to government interference in the trade of crude oil.