Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Objectivist Superhero

Mr. A.

Yes, in the land of legislated criminality there are no gray areas. Thank you, Mr. A. Read more.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Skipping the middleman

So I haven't posted anything in over a month. So sue me!

Public choice theory predicts that democratic officials will succumb to special interest pandering for a variety of reasons. But sometimes we cut out the middleman and just elect the special interest representative directly.

For instance, David Albo, the architect of a recently-enacted Virginia law which levies fines of up to $2500 for pretty much anything other than the most minor of traffic violations, is a traffic lawyer.

Is it really so hard to explain why democracies choose bad policies? Read more.