Texas Navigator Controversy Highlights Injustice of Occupational Licensing

Texas Navigator Controversy Highlights Injustice of Occupational Licensing
January 13, 2014
Economic Liberty
Media outlets in Texas and across the country have been abuzz with news of proposed licensing requirements for “navigators” in the Lone Star State. The 2010...more

Court Rules Kansas City Suburb Can’t Seize a Burger King With Eminent Domain

Court Rules Kansas City Suburb Canât Seize a Burger King With Eminent Domain
January 13, 2014
Property Rights
Eminent domain has traditionally been used for “public uses,” like building roads or schools. But officials in North Kansas City, Mo., (a suburb that’s north...more

In San Francisco, It’s Illegal to Store Your Own Stuff in Your Own Garage

In San Francisco, Itâs Illegal to Store Your Own Stuff in Your Own Garage
January 7, 2014
Property Rights
San Francisco is plagued with thousands of scofflaws. Their crime? Storing anything that isn’t a car in their garage. According to Chapter 6 of the San...more

St. Louis Suburb Beats Back Wal-Mart Land Grab, Saves Hundreds of Peoples’ Homes from Eminent Domain Abuse

St. Louis Suburb Beats Back Wal-Mart Land Grab, Saves Hundreds of Peoplesâ Homes from Eminent Domain Abuse
January 3, 2014
Property Rights
It sounds like a modern-day David versus Goliath story. Residents in Ellisville, Mo., a town of 9,000 people, went up against Wal-Mart, one of the...more

Michigan Bill Would Take on “Policing for Profit”

Michigan Bill Would Take on âPolicing for Profitâ
January 2, 2014
Property Rights
A new bill in Michigan could curb a controversial police practice. Under civil forfeiture, someone does not have to be convicted of or even charged...more

Cops Selling Cocaine and Other Tales from 2013

Cops Selling Cocaine and Other Tales from 2013
December 23, 2013
Liberty in Action Blog
When you get sick of Aunt Mildred’s stories and can’t handle another round of pinochle, have a look at IJ’s Top Tales from 2013. Thanks...more

Michigan Bureaucrats are Cracking Down on Food Freedom

Michigan Bureaucrats are Cracking Down on Food Freedom
December 19, 2013
Economic Liberty
The Institute for Justice recently published an article commending Michigan for reforming its occupational licensing laws to reduce restrictions on entrepreneurs. But Michigan’s Department of Agriculture and...more

Boston Police Bust a Holiday Party Because Open Bars are Illegal in Massachusetts

Boston Police Bust a Holiday Party Because Open Bars are Illegal in Massachusetts
December 18, 2013
Economic Liberty
For four years in a row, tech start-ups in Boston have held an office holiday party for firms “too small to have their own.” The Tech...more

Taxi Medallions Cost Up to $ 100,000 in Jersey City, NJ

Taxi Medallions Cost Up to $ 100,000 in Jersey City, NJ
December 13, 2013
Economic Liberty
Jersey City, N.J., will auction 20 new taxi medallions, which is expected to earn the city $1.5 million in revenue. They won’t come cheap. As...more

Liquor Licenses in New Mexico Can Cost Almost $ 1 Million

Liquor Licenses in New Mexico Can Cost Almost $ 1 Million
December 6, 2013
Economic Liberty
Two New Mexico retail liquor licenses have sold for $975,000 each, the highest ever in the state. Other businesses and investors have routinely paid between...more

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