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8 Jul 2022, 1:41 pm by Ilya Somin
See also this 2007 discussion by Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker, who himself spent some time on a kibbutz during its pre-reform heyday…. [read post]
10 Jun 2022, 4:00 am by Jim Sedor
National/Federal A Broken Redistricting Process Winds Down, with No Repairs in Sight San Juan Daily Star – Michael Wines (New York Times) | Published: 6/6/2022 The once-a-decade process of drawing new boundaries for the nation’s 435 congressional districts is limping toward a close with the nation’s two political parties roughly at parity. [read post]
3 Jun 2022, 4:00 am by Jim Sedor
Florida – DeSantis Signs Bills Penalizing Florida Judges and Lawmakers Who Lobby Within Six Years after Term Creative Loafing Tampa Bay – Gary Rohrer | Published: 5/26/2022 Lawmakers and judges who leave office and lobby the Florida Legislature or executive branch within six years could face a fine of up to $10,000 and other penalties after Gov. [read post]
1 Jun 2022, 4:00 am by Jim Sedor
Despite Promises from Leadership” by Christina Baker for Spotlight PA Lobbying Florida: “DeSantis Signs Bills Penalizing Florida Judges and Lawmakers Who Lobby Within Six Years after Term” by Gary Rohrer for Creative Loafing Tampa Bay The post Wednesday’s LobbyComply News Roundup appeared first on State and Federal Communications. [read post]
20 May 2022, 4:00 am by Jim Sedor
Sues to Compel Casino Mogul Steve Wynn to Register as Agent of China MSN – Isaac Stanley-Becker and Spencer Hsu (Washington Post) | Published: 5/17/2022 The U.S. [read post]
5 Nov 2021, 4:00 am by Jim Sedor
Foreign Nationals Can Finance Ballot Initiatives, FEC Affirms MSN – Isaac Stanley-Becker (Washington Post) | Published: 11/3/2021 The FEC affirmed that foreign nationals can legally spend money on ballot measures in states that do not otherwise forbid the practice. [read post]
13 Oct 2021, 12:57 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Gary Becker was the most shameless in exploiting that aura, which was especially egregious in light of his announcement immediately after winning the award that he was aware of the temptation and would not yield to it, but he has hardly been alone.Having reprised this discussion about the Nobel label many times, I might be tempted not to bother to bring it up again, content to consign it to a quick link to a previous year's column. [read post]
11 Oct 2021, 12:50 am by Immigration Prof
The Challenge of Immigration: A Radical Solution by Gary Becker, Institute of Economic Affairs Monographs, Forthcoming Abstract How the market could solve this most controversial of issues How can market-based solutions help solve the challenges of immigration? [read post]
8 Oct 2021, 4:00 am by Jim Sedor
Koch-Backed Group Fuels Opposition to School Mask Mandates, Leaked Letter Shows Seattle Times – Isaac Stanley-Becker (Washington Post) | Published: 10/1/2021 A letter made available to paying members of the Independent Women’s Forum that shows how people should protest mask mandates in schools was made possible through the largesse of Republican megadonors. [read post]
24 Sep 2021, 4:00 am by Jim Sedor
National/Federal A Republican Fundraising Vendor Wants More Small-Dollar Contributors to Replace Vanishing PAC Money Campaigns and Elections – Staff | Published: 9/22/2021 A large Republican fundraising vendor is pushing its clients to reorient their strategies around small-dollar contributors as PAC donations have dried up in the wake of the January 6 insurrection and a move away from Washington, D.C. lobbying by corporations and trade associations. [read post]
21 Jun 2021, 11:36 am by Ilya Somin
[The unanimous ruling could pave the way for greatly expanded compensation for college athletes.] [read post]
3 Apr 2021, 1:26 pm by Ilya Somin
See also this 2007 discussion by Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker, who himself spent some time on a kibbutz during its pre-reform heyday. [read post]
16 Dec 2020, 7:56 pm by Ilya Somin
I summarized it back in 2010 and 2011, building on earlier pieces by economists David Henderson and Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker. [read post]
24 Oct 2020, 3:42 pm by Chuck Cosson
“Tool Without A Handle:  Spirituality, Virtue, and Technology Ethics” "If one loves righteousness, whose works are virtues,She teaches moderation and prudence, righteousness and fortitude, and nothing in life is more useful than these. [read post]
9 Oct 2020, 3:00 am by Jim Sedor
Facebook Imposes Major New Restrictions on QAnon, Stepping Up Enforcement Against the Conspiracy Theory MSN – Craig Timberg and Isaac Stanley-Becker (Washington Post) | Published: 10/6/2020 Facebook imposed sweeping new sanctions on the QAnon conspiracy theory, expanding its policy to remove all affiliated groups and pages, and all accounts on the Facebook subsidiary Instagram, even if they do not violate other policies by inciting violence or trafficking in hate speech. [read post]
30 Sep 2020, 8:30 am by Guest Blogger
For the Balkinization symposium on William N. [read post]
18 Sep 2020, 3:00 am by Jim Sedor
Pro-Trump Youth Group Enlists Teens in Secretive Campaign Likened to a ‘Troll Farm,’ Prompting Rebuke by Facebook and Twitter MSN – Isaac Stanley-Becker (Washington Post) | Published: 9/15/2020 Social media messages have been emanating in recent months from the accounts of young people in Arizona seemingly expressing their own views, standing up for President Trump in a battleground state and echoing talking points from his reelection campaign. [read post]
17 Sep 2020, 3:00 am by Jim Sedor
Elections Ohio: “Ohio Judge Says Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s One Ballot Drop Box Per County Rule Is ‘Arbitrary and Unreasonable’” by Andrew Tobias for Cleveland Plain Dealer Ethics National: “Pro-Trump Youth Group Enlists Teens in Secretive Campaign Likened to a ‘Troll Farm,’ Prompting Rebuke by Facebook and Twitter” by Isaac Stanley-Becker (Washington Post) for MSN National: “Criminal Probe Opened into John Bolton… [read post]
14 Aug 2020, 3:00 am by Jim Sedor
Disinformation for Profit: How a Florida ‘dealmaker’ turns conservative outrage into cash Washington Post – Isaac Stanley Becker | Published: 8/11/2020 The reality curated by “The Bearded Patriot” and “The Wolf of Washington” is dismal. [read post]