Regulation and the Nature of Externalities

Mano Singham recently posted a Daily Show video poking fun at libertarian arguments against government regulation by claiming that excessive government regulation is destroying family businesses — namely, the mafia, the ultimate family business. Now I’m someone who has long defended libertarians against some — not all — the attacks from the left and the right, and advocated that liberals and libertarians work together on the many issues that they agree on, so this is a good opportunity to explain what I think is the rational middle on these issues.
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‘Kingdom of Heaven’ Resident Indicted

What is it about crazy wingnut tax protesters and Florida? A resident of that state who claims that he really lives in the “kingdom of heaven” and therefore he is not subject to American taxation, has been indicted for tax fraud and failing to pay his income taxes. And the guy has the perfect name for someone making such a claim:
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