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3-D Printing: Challenges and Opportunities

With physical copying now approaching digital copying in terms of ease, cost, and convenience, how will the advent of this new technology affect intellectual property rights, be they patents, copyrights, or trademarks?


Telecommuting: Good for Workers, Good for Bosses

Challenges abound, but the trajectory is plain.


Uber Upstarts: Technological Progress and Its Discontents

The battle between new smartphone-enabled 'transportation network companies' and legacy taxicabs largely mirrors the age-old war over productivity, a war that only ever has one outcome.


Attorney Fees in Patent Cases: There is a Middle Ground

Automatically awarding attorney fees to the prevailing party, at least in patent cases, would be a grave mistake and wreak havoc on our legal system.


The Left’s Limits on Free Speech

The contemporary legal and political Left values political free speech only insofar as it leads to collective action.


Tribal Wisdom in Modern Times

An ambitious new book grapples with some of the thorniest socio-moral questions ever to have bedeviled political philosophers, falling short when it attempts to apply its meta-morality to a practical issue.


Sweden’s Swing toward a Free Market

Startups and regulatory restraint have fueled Swedish economic growth.


How to Clean Up the Senate’s Nuclear Fallout

It would be a mistake for Republicans to perpetuate Senator Reid’s drastic changes to Senate procedures on nominations. Here’s a proposal for restoring the upper chamber’s deliberate and effective functioning.


RX for R&D: Repealing the Medical Device Tax

The ill-considered medical device excise tax used to fund Obamacare should be repealed. The tax will reduce spending on research and development and cost tens of thousands of jobs.


The Right Way to Combat Patent Trolls

Although the problem of patent trolls is growing rapidly — a majority of patent lawsuits now involve such entities, costing billions of dollars annually — we should take care in our efforts to combat them.


Reversing Reverse Payments: The Actavis Decision

In a recent ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court put an end to so-called 'reverse settlements' in pharmaceutical patent cases. But at what cost?


Perry Ruling Spells Peril for States

The Supreme Court’s decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry successfully dodged the bullet of a same-sex marriage ruling, but it also placed the democratic initiative process in peril.


A Roundup: Myriad, Monsanto, and the Supreme Court

In recent rulings on patents, the Supreme Court spoke with a rare, single voice, devising a framework that encourages innovation while also ensuring that its fruits are enjoyed fairly by consumers.


Austerity and Its Discontents

After a period of pushback, proponents of austerity are retaking the intellectual high ground and promoting responsible budgeting throughout the developed world.


Could California Make a Comeback?

An unexpected glimmer of hope might cast a new light on the Golden State.


Expecting the Unexpecting

Jonathan Last’s recent book gives an incisive analysis of the plummeting U.S. birth rate's key economic effects.


Greens’ Irrational Fear Flies Again

A closer look at environmentalists’ hatred of air travel.


The Constitution, in Text and Spirit

Akhil Reed Amar seeks to establish a new approach to jurisprudence.


Are We Doomed No Matter Who Wins?

At first glance it certainly appears that way.


Will California Become a Right-to-Give State?

How the Golden State may unshackle workers from their union overlords.

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