A writer at Newsmax, a prominent conservative news website, egregiously misrepresents a post I wrote about illegal Obamacare subsidies, in part by ignoring the date when it was written. And that's not his only obvious error.

  • Oct 16, 2017

Behavioral economists, such as 2017 Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler, have shown that people often fail to act rationally. But it doesn't follow that we should rely on government to "fix" our cognitive errors. The cognitive errors of voters and politicians are generally worse than those of private sector actors.

  • Oct 13, 2017

The Supreme Court has dismissed one of the travel ban cases currently before it. But litigation over the issue is certain to continue.

  • Oct 10, 2017

A sports betting case currently before the Supreme Court could seriously undermine constitutional federalism if it goes the wrong way.

  • Oct 5, 2017

By criminalizing and regulating as much as we do, we imperil the rule of law.

  • Oct 2, 2017

The Jones Act is impeding Puerto Rico's recovery, and inflicted considerable harm on consumers long before then. Its persistence is in large part due to widespread public ignorance - a problem that afflicts democracy on a wide range of issues.

  • Sep 29, 2017

It remains vulnerable to many of the same legal challenges.

  • Sep 25, 2017

The symposium has now concluded. This post includes links to all the others in the series.

  • Sep 23, 2017

My contribution to the Volokh Conspiracy symposium on the Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism explains how widespread voter ignorance, combined with the knowledge limitations of government planners, strengthens the case for limiting and decentralizing government power.

  • Sep 20, 2017

I recently wrote a guest post for the Open Borders blog on migration and political freedom. The connection between the two is often ignored in debates over immigration policy.

  • Jan 21, 2014
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