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)