Wyoming Liberty Group
Regulations are the rules and standards, sometimes called “red tape,” used by governments to control transactions, operations, and the entry of firms into the marketplace.
Why is red tape reduction the key to greater economic prosperity in Wyoming today?
The Planning and Zoning Department for the city of Casper is studying a measure, recently referred to them by the City Council, which would restrict people owning homes and businesses from displaying cars for sale without a dealer’s license. If the measure is adopted, one could still sell his or her own car on personal property, but could not display someone else’s car, either as a favor or for a fee.
Tea Party groups continue to command local and national attention.It’s clear that the Tea Party is more than a flash in the pan, and will have a lasting effect at the state and national level, much to the dismay of the American left.
By Jason Williams, WLG Commentary
This past week The Road to Serfdom by economist F. A. Hayek, a book that was published 66 years ago, rose to number one on the Amazon.com bestseller list. Hayek was outraged that intellectuals, the “suppliers of ideas,” were selling central planning despite being in the midst of the horrors committed by the Nazi state. British intellectuals of the time were stone deaf to the loud reality: central planning is not only antithetical to human achievement; it leads to atrocities and all manner of degradation and misery. Politicians then as now, glutton-like, fed on the unhealthy ideas of central planning, expanding the waistline of government to obese proportions.
For those who don’t follow British politics, Britons went to the polls on May 6 and elected a new Parliament and a new government. No party got a clear majority. The Conservatives took the most seats, followed by Labour, then the Liberal Democrats. After much bargaining, the almost inevitable happened: the new government is a coalition between the Tories and the Lib Dems.
Politico reports that threats against Congress are up some 300% in the first few months of 2010 over a year ago. Some of those threats are quite personal and specific. Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan was out walking with his daughter when a black sport utility vehicle pulled up. “You’ve got a bull’s-eye on your head,” the driver allegedly told Ryan. “You’re gonna die, motherf—er.” The driver was opposed to the war in Iraq.