A Crisis in Economics?

by Mario Rizzo Periodically, people warn about the “crisis in economics.” I have heard about several of these over my professional career. Somehow the mainstream or orthodox economists never seem to notice these crises or take them seriously. They continue doing what they were doing. Today the crisis, if there is one, is due to … Continue reading A Crisis in Economics?

Little Brother Is Watching You: New Paternalism on the Slippery Slopes

by Mario Rizzo   Glen Whitman and I have published another article about the new paternalism – it appears in the Arizona Law Review, volume 51, no. 3 (2009). You can get it here.  This article applies a slippery-slope or policy-dynamic analysis to the “moderate” policies proposed by some new paternalists. (The general slippery-slope analysis was … Continue reading Little Brother Is Watching You: New Paternalism on the Slippery Slopes

The Knowledge Problem of New Paternalism

by Mario Rizzo  Glen Whitman’s and my long-awaited (by us!) paper on the knowledge problem of the new paternalism is finally appearing in The Brigham Young University Law Review this fall. The interested reader can access the final version here. (You may download the paper when you reach The Berkeley Electronic Press page linked.) There have … Continue reading The Knowledge Problem of New Paternalism