SCOTUS Hands SEIU Yet Another Defeat

by Richard Epstein

Ricochet.com

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 […]

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Peregrine: Equilibrium for Immigrants

by Richard Epstein

Peregrine (Hoover Institution)

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.

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Saving Federalism

by Richard Epstein and Mario Loyola

National Affairs

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 […]

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Polycentricity, Self-governance, and the Art & Science of Association

by Peter Boettke, Jayme Lemke, and Liya Palagashvili

The Review of Austrian Economics

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 […]

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