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I want money (that’s what I want).


An Adjunct’s Lament

It’s the last session of class. What runs through the adjunct professor’s mind?


To No One’s Surprise

A squib of a post about this morning’s Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. Very brief: aggregate campaign donation limits unconstitutional.


The Ethics and Incentives of Socialized Law

Noam Scheiber makes a radical suggestion. Eric Posner has lots of reasons why it’ll never work. Burt Likko says, “There’s a few things neither of you bright fellows have thought of.”


One Court To Rule Them All

Burt Likko is no rail engineer. But he is a lawyer, and that means he can offer at least one suggestion to moderate the ongoing boondoggle that is the California High Speed Rail Project.


A Thoroughly Unreasonable Request

In my business, I go to considerable efforts to make it as easy as possible for my clients to give me their money. This seems to be an ethic that DirecTV does not share.


A Capitalist’s Love Ballad to Bankruptcy

In Burt’s recent FP post, he takes a hypothetical bankruptcy scenario posed by Randy Harris and teases out the personal and professional ethics of the fictional players. If you haven’t read it yet, you...


Why I Read Bryan Caplan

I know I often disagree with him. But then there’s stuff like this: “What’s stopping Warren Buffett from paying more taxes?” is a red herring. The fundamental question is: “Why is government’s share of...


It Seems Appropriate…

…That on April 20, of all days, I should come across a post discussing the wording of an effort to enact a repeal of Citizens United by way of amending the United States Constitution....


Tax Credits and Subsidies

My former colleague Will Wilkinson offers some insightful comments on our intuitions regarding taxes, subsidies, and fiscal policy. To wit: I think the assumption on the right is that first we work to make...


Idiots and Maniacs

  Tony Comstock, writing about his “Sputnik Moment“: Okay, I pretty much wonder “What the fish have I done with my life?” every time I have a set major back (which is pretty much...


Eating Peas

Fellow Ordinaries Elias Isquith and Mike Dwyer have fired the opening shots in our discussion about the latest budget proposal from that fiscal firebrand from Janesville, Paul Ryan, and Tod Kelly (who has just been...


The Future Is Now: The Birth Of The American Wasteland

A really interesting piece from the Times‘ Binyamin Appelbaum focuses on how parts of the country where the housing bubble was the most pronounced — and where there was historically nowhere near the same...


The Rich Buddha (Slight Return)

“The hard part of freedom is that you always have a chance of getting it wrong, which is why, we tend to point people to cheaper rather than expensive options… Buy a Columbia 34...


Self-Publishing is Over

Alan Jacobs, writing at TheAtlantic.com: [O]ne of the illusions most common to writers — an illusion that may make the long slow slog of writing possible, for many people — is that an enormous...


Normalizing the Upper-Middle-Class in Movies and Television

Alyssa Rosenberg worries that the introduction of characters like Ashton Kutcher’s Walden Schmidt – the replacement for Charlie Sheen’s character on Two and a Half Men – could ‘normalize’ the very wealthy: The thing...

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