Striking a Blow for Economic Liberty

This is very good news: “The IRS may not unilaterally expand its authority through such an expansive, atextual, and ahistorical reading of” the law. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit used these words in a Feb. 11 ruling that struck down an Obama administration regulation on tax preparers. Federal judges should copy this phrase and be …

Do You Use Your Blog to Give Individual Advice?

If you do, the state can shut you down: A moment’s reflection reveals that restrictions on advice are all around us, commonly in the form of occupational-licensing laws.  And as government has grown, so too has the amount of advice that it seeks to regulate.  In North Carolina, a state dietitian board ordered a blogger to …

You Know What Would Be Nice to Have in This Country? Some Economic Liberty. That’s What.

Link: The state of Kentucky believes that writing a newspaper column is not protected by the First Amendment. On May 7, Kentucky’s office of attorney general sent a letter to newspaper advice columnist John Rosemond. The letter ordered him to sign a consent decree that he would stop practicing psychology without a license in their state, …

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