In McCullen v. Coakley, the Supreme Court elevates intellectual sophistication above common sense.
In the less touted of the two decisions issued on the final day of the Supreme Court’s 2013-2014 term, Harris v. Quinn, the Court handed the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) another stinging defeat on the much mooted question of whether the union could force “personal assistants” to pay union dues when they don’t want to […]
Richard Epstein argues that immigration reformers should focus on criteria for admitting new citizens, not trying to establish quotas.
The question posed in this inaugural issue of Peregrine is deceptively simple and profoundly misleading. What it asks us to do as legal and economic analysts is to make some empirical judgment as to the number and composition the immigration population. On reflection, this asks us the wrong question.
The federal government’s new school-discipline policy.
For decades, conservative defenders of the prerogatives of state governments have warned that modern theories of “cooperative federalism” are just veils for a vast expansion of federal power at the expense of the states. Today, progressive legal scholars increasingly voice the same view, if with approval rather than concern. This newfound honesty about the condition […]
The Washington Redskins football team is in the news again, but not in ways that should give comfort to its players or shareholders.
In this interview with the UK’s Institute of Economic Affairs, Richard Epstein assesses the impact of Thomas Piketty’s recent bestseller, Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century, on the US debate on inequality.
A California court that recently dealt the teachers unions a massive blow did not go far enough.
When considered as a unified project, the Ostroms’ themes of polycentricity, self-governance, and the art and science of association have strong intellectual roots and connections with Austrian economics. In this paper, we show the close relationship between the Ostroms and the Austrians. We then describe how contemporary Austrian economists can be inspired and can further […]