Eugen Richter (1838-1906) is not a name that prompts immediate recognition, at least not in the English-speaking world.  He was, in the late 19th century, the preeminent advocate for free markets and institutions in German politics.  He took a stance, as libertarians do today, criticizing both left and right.  He was outspoken both against the […]

I must confess.  I’m usually not an eager reader of Cato Institute publications.  Many of them come off as overly-wonkish, Chamber of Commerce-approved reports.   But I had heard good things about Charles Silver’s and David A. Hyman’s new book, Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care, and decided to give it a good cover-to-cover read.  […]

As reported in The Hill, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has voted to ban New York’s largest cable company, Charter Communications (operating there under the name “Spectrum”), in part, according to PSC Chairman John B. Rhodes for its “brazenly disrespectful behavior toward New York State.” Aside from showing insufficient respect for the […]

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