FDA’s Shutdown of 23andMe Services is Unjust

On Friday, November 22, the Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to personal genetics company 23andMe demanding that the company halt sales of its testing units on grounds that it is selling what the FDA deems “medical devices.” The case highlights the immoral system of controls and spirit of paternalism on which the FDA … More FDA’s Shutdown of 23andMe Services is Unjust

5 Reasons Why Term Limits Are a Non-Starter

Budget battles and debt limit deals have now become a perennial part of our divided government since Republicans took the House majority in 2010. Now, nearly three years later, Americans find themselves again frustrated at the end of a government shutdown and an underwhelming, short-term “solution.” Understandably, accompanying these yearly fiascoes and Congress’s dismal approval … More 5 Reasons Why Term Limits Are a Non-Starter

Republicans Should Claim Credit — Not Accept Blame — for the Shutdown

The government “shutdown” that stirred Washington Tuesday morning has invited a flurry of accusations and criticisms as to who exactly—Republicans or Democrats—is to blame for the slimming of government activities following a failure to come to an agreement on the next year’s fiscal budget, which Republicans made contingent on changes to the ObamaCare law that … More Republicans Should Claim Credit — Not Accept Blame — for the Shutdown

Thoughts on ‘The Road to Serfdom’: Chapter 7, “Economic Controls and Totalitarianism”

The following is part of a series of chapter-by-chapter analyses of Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom, conducted as part of The Mendenhall’s expanding Capitalist Reader’s Guide project. Previous entries can be found here: Introduction, Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. ♦ In “Economic Control and Totalitarianism”, the subject of Hayek’s seventh chapter, … More Thoughts on ‘The Road to Serfdom’: Chapter 7, “Economic Controls and Totalitarianism”