Due to tighter travel restrictions and increased processing fees, crossing the Canadian-U.S. border legally has become more difficult for those convicted of driving under the influence, arrested for attending a peace rally, or in possession of a medical-marijuana card. International travel is just one realm in which the growth of government harassment and onerous red tape has increased the transaction costs of everyday living.

Wendy McElroy is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute.
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Other Independent Review articles by Wendy McElroy
Winter 1999/00 The Liberty Debate on Participation in Politics
Winter 1997/98 Benjamin Tucker, Liberty, and Individualist Anarchism