Bruce Yandle

yandle@bellsouth.net

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Neither Gods nor Angels

Agency cost and knowledge problems confound Washington’s bipeds

OCTOBER 29, 2013 by BRUCE YANDLE

Efforts to centralize decision making by way of command and control destroy knowledge networks, kill off incentives to innovate, and risk destroying wealth. Recent examples are unfortunate reminders.

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Looking for Waldo

Can you find the disappearing labor force?

SEPTEMBER 05, 2013 by BRUCE YANDLE

Fewer people are part of the labor force than at any time since 1979. A look at incentives helps explain where everyone went.

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Trying for Three Lanes of Wealth on a Two-Lane Road

JUNE 20, 2013 by BRUCE YANDLE

The economy should be growing much faster than it is, but government interventions have choked off the creative power of markets.

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IRS Targeting: As Predictable as Politics

JUNE 06, 2013 by BRUCE YANDLE

The IRS's targeting of Tea Party groups was only par for the course. All government actions are best viewed as political actions.

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Million-Dollar Trips, Easter Eggs, and Fiscal Sanity

MARCH 25, 2013 by BRUCE YANDLE

The sky-high price tag for the vice president's recent trip is only a symptom of the real issue: spending habits that keep federal outlays climbing, year after year.

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"We Want to be Regulated"

Bootleggers, Baptists and Climate Change

OCTOBER 05, 2009 by BRUCE YANDLE

Industry support of legislation that imposes restrictions on output is commonplace, but one begins to understand this more fully after careful scrutiny of the lobbying process.

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Cash for Clunkers is a Loser

AUGUST 27, 2009 by BRUCE YANDLE

Since Cash-for-Clunkers is now officially out of commission, Bruce Yandle reexamines the life and death of the failed government program.

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The Myth of Unregulated Tobacco

JUNE 22, 2009 by BRUCE YANDLE

On Monday, June 22, with apparent satisfaction, President Obama signed the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA), a law that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory authority over tobacco products. The law requires the FDA ...

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September 2014

For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited our social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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