Oregon Proposes Ditching Single-Family Zoning Statewide

Tis the season for zoning reform, with cities and states across the country either proposing or passing bold, deregulatory reforms that would shore up property rights and, God willing, bring down housing costs. In early December, California politicians introduced a state bill that would override local regulations to allow up for up to five-story apartment… Read More »

Sen. Warren Has a Plan to Socialize Pharmaceuticals: Reason Roundup

Big Gov wants a piece of Big Pharma. Are you ready for government-branded blood pressure meds, birth control pills, and other common pharmaceuticals? Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is proposing the creation of a massive new federal project to manufacture medications. Under Warren’s plan, the federal government would own and operate its own pharmaceutical company and… Read More »

Does Silicon Valley Manipulate Users? New at Reason

Leaked emails show some Google engineers blaming their company for Trump’s 2016 win, suggesting that the site should censor outlets like The Daily Caller and Breitbart. Google says the company never did that, but for many people, it raises the question: could Google executives flip an election? “Google’s senior management was heavily in favor of… Read More »

Why The Senate Vote To End the Yemen War

Last week something historic happened in the US Senate. For the first time in 45 years, a chamber of the US Congress voted to pull US forces from a military conflict under the 1973 War Powers Act. While there is plenty to criticize in the War Powers Act, in this situation it was an important… Read More »

Deplatforming Paves the Way

The recent deplatforming of Sargon of Akkad by Patreon has a lot of people very nervous.  I became worried we’d get to this state the first time they went after Gab for not allowing their app in the Google or Apple stores. It became obvious then that we would wind up here today.  It starts… Read More »

Conservative Pikers

There are liberal pikers and there are conservative pikers. Every few years, liberals and progressives in and out of Congress push for an increase in the federal minimum wage. During one such time back in the 1980s, economist Murray Rothbard, in the course of explaining how a “minimum wage law provides no jobs; it only… Read More »

EFF to Appellate Court: Protect Biometric Privacy

Big tech companies are surveilling your face for profit. Fortunately, Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) prohibits companies from harvesting and monetizing your biometrics, including a scan of your face measurements, without your informed opt-in consent. But now Facebook is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to defang BIPA, by narrowly… Read More »

Elderly Phoenix Woman Dunks on Welfare-Seeking Phoenix Suns Owner

It’s unclear whether the Phoenix City Council will follow through on plans to give $150 million to the city’s professional basketball team, the Phoenix Suns, for stadium upgrades. The team’s owner, Robert Sarver, has threatened to leave town if the city doesn’t kick in a significant portion of an estimated $230 million renovation of Talking… Read More »

LIVE NOW: Biohacking, CRISPR, and Genomic Freedom with Josiah Zayner

Tonight at 7 P.M. ET/4 P.M. PT, Reason‘s Zach Weissmueller will talk with Josiah Zayner. Zayner, a biohacker and former NASA scientist, is founder of the Odin, a company that made its name selling consumer CRISPR kits allowing anyone to modify an organism’s genome. The conversation will be livestreamed on Reason TV’s YouTube channel, and… Read More »