Tuesday Highlights

Best laid plans and all. Anyhow, good morning all.

  1. Yah think? Ditto.
  2. In a Paul Harveyish voice, “The rest of the story, err, bailout.
  3. Government and (a) movement.
  4. Legal correspondence (HT: MM).
  5. One definition of libertarian principles
  6. Another smart guy comes out of the closet.
  7. Financial crises and government.
  8. Eastward.
  9. What the left wants for the US, or more accurately … the unintended consequence of the other things the left wants for the US.
  10. Place and distance.


More tonight.

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  1. Boonton says:

    Government and (a) movement.

    I’m not really sure what the point of this is really. If enough voters are against a Federal law that they can get 2/3 of the state legislatures to vote in favor of a ‘state veto’ of the law then why wouldn’t that translate into enough voters in Congressional elections to change the law? In terms of increasing democracy the idea seems unnecessary to me. In terms of playing destructive games (such as vetoing a law that raised taxes to pay for an entitlement but keeping the entitlement) the idea seems poorly thought out.

  2. Mark says:

    Ask Mr Barnett @ Volokh. He’s the one pushing the idea.