/Tag: libertarianism
28 Nov, 2011

Reconsidering “Judicial Engagement”

2019-03-18T18:47:50-05:00November 28th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

Several years ago, I wrote a review of The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom by Cato Institute chairman Robert A. Levy and Institute for Justice co-founder William Mellor.  As its subtitle suggests, the book criticizes twelve U.S. Supreme Court decisions that are especially offensive [...]

24 Apr, 2011

The Libertarian Challenge to Intellectual Property Law

2019-03-18T18:48:02-05:00April 24th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Law professor Lawrence Lessig has famously challenged recent extensions of intellectual property law and defended the importance of a public-domain "cultural commons" through his books such as Free Culture. Some libertarian theorists and economists have gone even further and proposed that we should abolish intellectual property, particularly copyrights and patents, entirely. I've summarized some of [...]