The ‘Unseen’ Deserve Empathy, Too

Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 3:23 pm

John Hasnas: Calling on judges to be compassionate or empathetic is in effect to ask them to undo this balance and favor the seen over the unseen. Paraphrasing Bastiat, if the difference between the bad judge and the good judge is that the bad judge focuses on the visible effects of his or her decisions […]

    Friedman: Two Great Depressions

    Posted on Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    David Friedman: In its simplest form, targuing that since we had the New Deal and the economy eventually recovered the New Deal was a success, is like arguing that if the doctor bleeds the patient and the patient eventually recovers, that means that the treatment was a success. We can do a little better than […]


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          Poitier: Striving For A Life Of Excellence

          Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 1:02 am

          NPR: When Poitier was a teenager he left his native Bahamas for better opportunities in Miami. His father took him to the dock, gave him a lecture and then put $3 in his hand. “He said, ‘take care of yourself, son.’ And he turned me around to face the boat,” Poitier says. On the boat, […]

            Unless Civic Education Improves

            Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 12:43 am

            The republic, David Souter (retiring Supreme Court Justice) said, “can be lost, it is being lost, it is lost, if it is not understood.” He cited surveys showing large majorities of the public cannot name the three branches of government, something he said would have been unheard of when he was growing up in rural […]

              Hylton, Manne and Wright on Intel

              Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 5:46 pm

              Hylton, Manne and Wright: The irony of the new approach is that it puts the new administration on a collision course with the law. The previous DOJ, whatever its shortcomings, reflected an honest effort to adopt an enforcement strategy that was likely to find success given the existing monopolization law developed independently by the courts. […]

                Chrysler and the Rule of Law

                Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 9:30 pm

                Todd J. Zywicki: The Obama administration’s behavior in the Chrysler bankruptcy is a profound challenge to the rule of law. Secured creditors — entitled to first priority payment under the “absolute priority rule” — have been browbeaten by an American president into accepting only 30 cents on the dollar of their claims. Meanwhile, the United […]

                  How Pullman Porters Helped the Blacks

                  Posted on Friday, May 8, 2009 at 2:07 am

                  NPR: Tye, who wrote Rising from the Rails: The Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class, says Pullman “knew they would come cheap, and he paid them next to nothing. And he knew that there was never a question off the train that you would be embarrassed by running into one of […]


                    Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 12:24 am