Surveillance state hinders free trade

surveillanceAs governments consider implementing laws which would force internet companies to collect data on citizens, the editors of Bloomberg have posted an insightful article explaining the concerning economic repercussions of such measures:

This is a bad idea for all the usual reasons protectionism is a bad idea: It will obstruct the free flow of trade (in this case, Continue Reading →

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Ban on smoking in cars in front of children

smokin in carA new UK Labour proposed amendment has made it an offence for a driver to “fail to prevent smoking in their privately owned vehicles when children are present”. The bill was passed by parliament with a majority of 269 with Conservative MPs given a conscience vote on the matter. The new law is not without its Continue Reading →

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