This Memorial Day, Lawmakers Seek to Protect Americans from Beach Umbrellas

This Memorial Day, Lawmakers Seek to Protect Americans from Beach Umbrellas Op-Ed by Ross Marchand As it happens on most every Memorial Day, the beaches are sure to soon be filled with families covered in sunscreen and lying under umbrellas—that is, unless federal regulators have their way. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Mark Warner (D-VA) are calling on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to recall umbrellas they feel are … dangerous. And the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering broadening regulations of sunscreen that would propel prices even…

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Why Markets Are Better Than Mob Rule

Why Markets Are Better Than Mob Rule Op-Ed by Doug McCullough The free market is the economic foundation of a free, pluralistic society. Laissez-faire economics stands for the idea that the government should stand aside and let individuals do what they want or need to do. In America, we celebrate our democracy. But, the free market is often a more fitting way to deal with the decisions in daily life. Democracy is fine if it stays in its own lane. But unbridled democracy just means majoritarian rule. The Free Market Liberates To…

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