Just Published: “Terms of Service and Fourth Amendment Rights”

Now out in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Just 15 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. But why is it broken and how do we fix it? Those are just two of the questions that Reason’s Nick Gillespie asked Justin Amash, the former five-term congressman from Michigan who is currently exploring a Senate run. […]

Two New York Cases Lend Credibility to Trump’s Complaint of Partisan Persecution

Neither Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg nor New York Attorney General Letitia James can explain exactly who was victimized by the dishonesty they cite. As Donald Trump tells it, all of the civil and criminal cases against him are part of a Democratic conspiracy to keep him from returning to the White House. Although some of […]

President Trump’s Kafkaesque Civil Trial in New York State

A Stalinist nightmare in New York State Jakarta, Indonesia—The central business district of Indonesia’s 11 million-person capital has the social contrast found in many other developing world megacities. Modern skyscrapers accommodate Indonesia’s elite, while shabby informal villages spread from the base of such buildings. I wanted to experience this latter, more common, style so one […]

Judges Make Law, But . . .

I was revising a paper on the relationship between equity and property, and I had occasion to look up this classic line from Justice Scalia: I am not so naive (nor do I think our forebears were) as to be unaware that judges in a real sense “make” law. But they make it as judges… […]

Which Country Is Officially Called “Oriental”?

“Oriental” has meant different things at different times and in different places. The Orient Express went to Istanbul. More recently, and perhaps in the U.S. more than in Europe, “Oriental” has largely referred to East Asians. Indeed, Ritchey Produce Co., Inc. v. State (Ohio 1999), turned on whether a Lebanese-American was entitled to benefit from… […]

“Common-Good”: Germany to provide greater support for social enterprises

“Common-Good”: Germany to provide greater support for social enterprises

The German government has unveiled its “national strategy” to provide comprehensive assistance and support for common-good-oriented companies. In the future, companies that focus on social and societal goals will find it easier to receive subsidies or loans. Around the world, there are more and more companies that strive for fair supply chains, sustainable production and […]

Shrinkflation Is Real—and It’s Largely Biden’s Fault

The president criticized companies for selling “smaller-than-usual products” whose “price stays the same.” But it was his and his predecessor’s spending policies that caused the underlying issue. President Joe Biden wants to remind you that your Super Bowl party was more expensive than it used to be. The reason, he claims, is corporate greed and […]

Did Decriminalization Boost Drug Deaths in Oregon?

Recent research finds “no evidence” that it did, undermining a key claim by critics of that policy. Oregon is considering legislation that would recriminalize low-level drug possession, reversing a landmark reform that voters approved in 2020. Although critics of that ballot initiative, Measure 110, cite escalating drug-related deaths, decriminalization is not responsible for that trend. […]

Second Amendment Roundup: The Hawai’i Supreme Court Overrules Bruen

Not really, it was only wishful thinking. In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Nick Gillespie, Peter Suderman, and special guest Emma Camp react to the announcement that President Joe Biden will not be prosecuted for mishandling classified documents and parse a fresh batch of speech gaffes underpinning his apparent cognitive decline. 00:29—Quick […]

Immigration Could Reduce the Deficit by at Least $1 Trillion Over the Next Ten Years

But the Congressional Budget Office projection assumes we will not cut immigration levels, as is likely to happen if Trump returns to power. (Photo 181642336 © Zimmytws | Dreamstime.com) One standard rationale for immigration restrictions is the idea that immigrants overburden the welfare state, thereby increasing fiscal burdens on natives. In reality, just the opposite […]

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