Humanity's natural state is abject poverty. The truly interesting question is how did some portion of humanity escape this natural state? In a word: institutions. That's the conclusion reached in the brilliant new book, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, by MIT economists Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey notes that Acemoglu and Robinson have persuasively identified the cure, but also admit that no one knows how to get the ailing patients to take the medicine.
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“The Court usually reads statutes with a presumption of rationality and a presumption of constitutionality.”
The celebrated law professor lost his position as faculty dean after students demanded his firing.
A solid majority of congressmen, including 41 Republicans, voted for a spending rider that bars the Justice Department from interfering with the legalization of cannabis for medical or recreational use.
From Sohrab Ahmari to Josh Hawley, what the new right really wants is to squelch free expression.