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

11-Year-Old Oregon Girl Can’t Sell Without a Permit, Told to Beg Instead

11-Year-Old Oregon Girl Canât Sell Without a Permit, Told to Beg Instead
December 3, 2013
Economic Liberty
An 11-year-old girl was barred from selling mistletoe at a holiday market in Portland, Ore., for not having a permit. But she was told it...more

Mississippi Bans Food Bans

Mississippi Bans Food Bans
November 26, 2013
Economic Liberty
The Food and Drug Administration is trying to all but outright prohibit trans-fats and require chain restaurants, convenience stores and grocery stores to label their menus and freshly...more

Denver Suburb Drops Eminent Domain from Redevelopment Plan After Citizen Outcry

Denver Suburb Drops Eminent Domain from Redevelopment Plan After Citizen Outcry
November 22, 2013
Property Rights
Property owners in Erie, Colo., could have been the latest victims of eminent domain for private gain. But last week, well over 100 residents packed...more

D.C. Area Residents Egg On their County Officials over Backyard Chickens

D.C. Area Residents Egg On their County Officials over Backyard Chickens
November 19, 2013
Property Rights
They may not be as cute and cuddly as cats and dogs, but families nationwide are raising chickens in their own backyards.  But in some...more

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