Tag Archives: regulation

Hurricane Sandy: lessons about power

An overhead power line. Hurricane Sandy raises questions about burying these lines, or opening them up to competition.

On October 29, Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey and other Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern States. Two weeks later, many in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, and some in Pennsylvania still do not have electric power. The time has come to make those who generate power, and those who distribute it, compete for your business.

Ayn Rand world: regulation

Statue of Atlas, that became the cover illustration for Atlas Shrugged. Is the Third Option a variation on this theme?

In an Ayn Rand world, regulation would be private, not governmental, and would work on an old principle: value for value in honest trade. Government regulation, however, violates the trading principle, the Constitution, and the rights of free people to produce, trade, or even consume.