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Oregon Learns that Limiting Consumer Freedom Hurts

Straight on the heels of newly approved regulations that effectively ban payday lending services in Ohio, a study released today from Dartmouth College demonstrates that a 2007 cap…
Posted November 12, 2008 at 12:00 am

Financial Freedom Departs Buckeye State

As Americans went to the polls to vote for their next President, activists in various localities pushed their personal agendas through ballot initiatives. Big Government was handed another (nanny) state…
Posted November 5, 2008 at 12:00 am

More Milk. Fewer Cows. What’s The Problem?

Environmental activists have been congratulating themselves left and right over the news of Monsanto’s decision to sell off its production-boosting synthetic dairy hormone (recombinant bovine somatotropin, or rBST).
Posted August 22, 2008 at 12:00 am

Memo to Financial ‘Reformers’: You’re Not Helping

As anyone who has filled a gas tank or made a grocery run lately can tell you, a dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to. And it doesn’t…
Posted July 17, 2008 at 12:00 am

‚ÄúResponsible Lending‚ÄĚ Scam Exposed

It’s not surprising to find an ulterior motive lurking behind many of today’s for-your-own-good campaigns. America’s obesity “epidemic” is making billions for the diet industry. Organic-food activism is…
Posted July 9, 2008 at 12:00 am

Time for Activists to Clear the Dairy Air

It’s no secret that technology ranks pretty high on environmental activists’ “no-no” list. All that human progress, quality of life improvements, scientific breakthroughs, and (gasp!) greater efficiency just isn’t “natural.”…
Posted July 1, 2008 at 12:00 am

Killing free enterprise, drip by drip

"Payday" lenders have been getting a bad rap lately, and most of their critics seem to be arguing that short-term loans generate excessive profits at the expense of low-…
Posted June 20, 2008 at 12:00 am

Payday Loan Myth Debunked By Economists, Common Sense

If a complete stranger walked up to you on the street, asked you for a $100 loan, promised they’d pay it back in two weeks and gave you $1.50 for…
Posted May 30, 2008 at 12:00 am

Paternalism Prevails In Ohio

Ohio lawmakers sent a resounding message to their constituents on Wednesday: Consumers capable of opening a checking account can’t act like adults when it comes to managing a three-figure loan.
Posted May 16, 2008 at 12:00 am

Patronizing Activists Hit Food, Fuel, Funds

With soaring gas prices and food shortages approaching “global crisis” level, more and more Americans are tightening their belts. While anti-fat fanatics fight to ban “unhealthy” foods (or…
Posted April 25, 2008 at 12:00 am