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Ilya Somin documents the happy trend of left-leaning thinkers who are coming to realize the economic damage that zoning restrictions unleash – damage unleashed disproportionately on those groups that thinkers on the political left care most about [2].

On the question of using legislation to force bakers to bake cakes for gay couples (or, for that matter, for straight couples, for chaste couples, for ménage à trois groups, for Super Bowl parties, for First Communions, for whoever and whatever), I agree with Richard Epstein [3] that the state has no business doing so.  George Will disagrees [4].

My Mercatus Center colleague (and GMU Econ alum) James Broughel co-authored, with Kip Viscusi, this study showing that many government-issued regulations increase mortality risks [5].

Reason’s Nick Gillespie debates so-called ‘net neutrality.’ [6]

Pierre Lemieux writes about unicorns [7].

My intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy concludes that the Joint Committee on Taxation underestimates the likely effects that enactment of U.S. Senate’s tax plan will have on economic growth [8].

Matt Ridley writes that biotech is urgently needed in Africa [9].

Jeffrey Tucker riffs on a Fed official’s complaint about Bitcoin that it isn’t “backed.” [10]