I’m generally optimistic about the robustness of a free society – optimistic about its ability to withstand large measures of harmful and heavy-handed government intrusions. But that optimism is noticeably diminished whenever I read of plagues of bureaucrats swarming into the lives of innocent people – plagues such as that suffered by marine biologist Nancy Black and related here by George Will.
Here’s Richard Epstein on gun control. (Note also the comment beneath his essay by Steve Stanek.)
Ed Glaeser writes wisely in the Boston Globe about outsourcing. (HT Jeff Jacoby)