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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.

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Sweden’s Swing toward a Free Market

Startups and regulatory restraint have fueled Swedish economic growth.

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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.

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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The ill-considered medical device excise tax used to fund Obamacare should be repealed.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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Could California Make a Comeback?

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

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Expecting the Unexpecting

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

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Greens’ Irrational Fear Flies Again

A closer look at environmentalists’ hatred of air travel.

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The Constitution, in Text and Spirit

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

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Are We Doomed No Matter Who Wins?

At first glance it certainly appears that way.

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Will California Become a Right-to-Give State?

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

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Free Speech for Me, But Not for Thee, PC?

Free speech rights ‘for computers’—in all their glory and with all their limitations—are fundamentally derived from human activity, warts and all.

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The New Textualists’ Finest Hour?

The New Textualists found a receptive audience in the separate opinion authored by Justice Ginsburg and joined, mostly, by Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan.

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Love, Happiness, and Other Things Money Can’t (Or At Least Shouldn’t) Buy

Are there limits to markets?

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Tyrannosaurus Ecs

Liberals, economic illiteracy, and The Tyranny of Clichés.

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Lights, Camera, Crazy!

We have much to fear from our dysfunctional regime of higher education.

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