• Cato online forum, “Reviving Economic Growth”

    The panel is packed with big names and many of them offer suggestions with a law or regulation angle, including Philip K. Howard (“Radically Simplify Law”), Derek Khanna (rethink patent and copyright law; related, Ramesh Ponnuru), Morris Kleiner (reform occupational licensure; related, Steven Teles), Arnold Kling (“Sidestep the FCC and the FDA”), Robert Litan (admit more high-s ...

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  • Regulating consumers by way of regulating producers

    An observation from John Goodman via David Henderson: Almost all government restrictions on our freedom are indirect. They are imposed on us by way of some business. In fact, laws that directly restrict the freedom of the individual are rare and almost always controversial…. But the vast majority of government encroachments on your freedom of action come about through laws ...

    Walter Olson/ Overlawyered- 2 readers -
  • “American Law Is In A State Of Crisis”

    James DeLong, lawyer, author, astute analyst of regulation and longtime friend of Overlawyered, has begun writing for Forbes and this is his inaugural post. It’s short — go read it now. His second post is on “ObamaCare, Chevron, and Congression ...

    Walter Olson/ Overlawyered- 2 readers -
  • Westminster, Mass., and the well-tended grass roots of tobacco bans

    Townspeople came out loudly and in force to oppose the proposed Westminster, Mass. ban on all tobacco sales, and that has thrown advocates back a bit [New York Times, MassLive, earlier]: “They’re just taking away everyday freedoms, little by little,” said Nate Johnson, 32, an egg farmer who also works in an auto body shop, as he stood outside the store last week.

    Walter Olson/ Overlawyeredin Massachusetts- 5 readers -


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