red tape in America is no laughing matter. The problem is not the rules that are self-evidently absurd. It is the ones that sound reasonable on their own but impose a huge burden collectively. America is meant to be the home of laissez-faire. Unlike Europeans, whose lives have long been circumscribed by meddling governments and diktats from Brussels, Americans are supposed to be free to choose, for better or for worse. Yet for some time America has been straying from this ideal.Read more »
You can now pay with Bitcoins at more than 30 restaurants in St Louis Missouri!Read more »
"I’d love to have a one-hour show with a format similar to Peter’s: I open the show by myself, commenting on whatever, maybe take a couple calls, then spend time with a guest, then back to me, then end of show. The show can then be downloaded later for people who weren’t listening live."Read more »
John Bush speaks at LibertyFest West on February 11, 2012.Read more »
Pretty neat way to fund a project, based solely on consumer demand. They reached their goal in under 1 day thanks to internet networking. How many more people would be successful in life without government regulation and intervention?Read more »
Read this article eating lunch the other day, and was curious to fellow FTL listener's opinions on public ISP's competing with private cable companies. Most of the time you get a local monopoloy from a cable company and that's your only real choice for broadband internet service, and I know my service SUCKS. I'm in favor of free-market solutions and competition, but it doesn't really exist for Cable and Broadband services. This LA city has a public ISP that supposedly operates reliable at advertised speeds, for MUCH less per subscriber.Read more »
Minnesota law requires funeral homes to have an embalming room at each location even though most do all embalming at one central location or even outsource that task to a third party, thus making the law a barrier to entry for competition and driving up the cost of funerals. A young funeral home director specializing in low cost funerals is now challenging that law.Read more »
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Remy sings about the departure of our old friend the incandescent light bulb and the free marketRead more »
A BBS user describes how Stephan Kinsella changed his mind about the compatibility of corporations with libertarianism.Read more »
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