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  • Airline seating: comfort is costly
    Middle class squeeze occurs at 35,000 feet
    On a recent trip to California, I flew Virgin America Airlines for the first time. I thought maybe that airline might offer something the others do not: more legroom. That didn't happen. Virgin America does offer little TV's on the back of...
  • Libertarians meet tomorrow in Lake Worth to talk child birth
    Libertarians meet tomorrow in Lake Worth to talk child birth
    The Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County (LP Palm Beach) will be meeting tomorrow evening, July 21, 2014, and it will be a program about the regulations affecting birthing. Former LP Palm Beach Secretary Kris Carmichael will speak with the...
  • Papaya tree
    Science and politics collide in the wake of Hawaii ban on GMO crops
    IO9 has a Wednesday story about a blanket ban on GMO crops that has been imposed on the big island of Hawaii. The controversy has pitting scientists and farmers, who tend to support GMO crops, and a group of political activists, including a...
  • Taming the wild beast: marijuana
    Taming the wild beast: marijuana
    During the past five years, the use of marijuana in the United States has increased significantly due to the changes in legislation, ease of access, as well as its increased medical use. Despite one’s viewpoint on the substance, most will...
  • Marijuana necklace
    Mandatory free pot on the table in Berkeley
    Marijuana has been a symbol of government over-regulation for almost 70 years. That has begun to change in recent years, with two states allowing recreational use and another 23 allowing medical use. But the left never sees freedom as its own...
  • Duke Protest
    Duke Dilemma: Can utility companies be clean, safe and keep costs down?
    The controversy over Duke Energy and the disposal of coal ash waste is a direct result of the “contradictory regulatory environment” in which the electrical power monopoly operates, said the state Libertarian Party chair in a statement...
  • Lyft Mustache
    States begin cracking down on rideshare programs
    Several states have begun cracking down on rideshare programs, such as Uber and Lyft, in an effort to… well, regulate. Despite the fact that there appears to be no logical reason to do so other than good old fashioned money grubbing,...
  • Indiana Div. of Oil & Gas slideshow: 'Hydraulic Fracturing 101' title sllide
    Fracking in Indiana: Regulations? We don’t need no stinking regulations!
    Indiana’s policy on fracking seems to be: Regulations? We don’t need no stinking regulations!Believe it or not, Indiana law does not truly regulate hydraulic fracturing. The state only requires a company to file a report after the job...
  • Fracking in Indiana:  Federal exemptions leave state in charge
    Fracking in Indiana: Federal exemptions leave state in charge
    The oil and gas industry conducts a significant amount of fracking throughout the New Albany shale formation in southwest Indiana. Despite a broad range of potentially harmful environmental impacts that fracking entails, the federal government has...
  • Murray Rothbard
    Free markets require no regulation
    This article is a rebuttal to an article titled “Free markets need more regulation than you think” by John Aziz, taking the form of a point-by-point commentary.The article is subtitled “After all, they can't just magically...
  • Kite surfing
    Kite boarding and kite surfing finds its way back in the parasailing bill
    Just when kite boarders and kite surfers felt they had little to worry about regarding regulation, yesterday an amendment was added to the para sailing bill in the Florida legislature. Late yesterday, May 1, 2014, the amendment was filed and...
  • Florida craft brewery bill likely to fail in Florida House
    Florida craft brewery bill likely to fail in Florida House
    Although Florida Senate Bill 1714 passed in the Florida Senate yesterday, April 29, 2014, its four comparison bills will not likely see the light of day before the Florida legislature ends its session later this week. Speaking about the...
  • E-cigarette regulation by the FDA has huge costs and little benefit says CASAA
    E-cigarette regulation by the FDA has huge costs and little benefit says CASAA
    In a press release on Monday, April 28, 2014, The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) says that pending regulations on e-cigarettes have huge costs and very little benefits. The proposed regulations were released by...
  • FDA extends tobacco authority to e-cigarettes
    FDA extends tobacco authority to e-cigarettes
    In 2009, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act was signed into law. On April 24, as part of its implementation, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a new rule that would extend the agency’s tobacco authority to...
  • FDA on e-cigs: We don't know if they are bad for you but we're going to regulate
    FDA on e-cigs: We don't know if they are bad for you but we're going to regulate
    Today, April 24, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will begin the regulation of electronic cigarettes even though the federal agency admits its does not know if electronic cigarettes are bad for consumers. E-cigarettes have become...