By Lawrence J. McQuillan | Thursday September 28, 2017 at 5:35 PM PST | Comments Off on Transcending Government — A Future of Competitive Governance Driven by “Governance Entrepreneurs”
In a little-known 2006 World Bank report Where Is the Wealth of Nations? a team of economists provide a snapshot of wealth in 120 countries, and they find that governance is key. A full 46 percent of total wealth in high-income countries derives from the rule of law, the most important factor. This is an...
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Tags: Andrei Shleifer, charter cities, civil law, common law, competitive governance, creative destruction, Dubai, Friedrich Hayek, governance, governance entrepreneurs, governance entrepreneurship, governance systems, human capital, legal origins, path dependency, Ross Levine, Rule of Law, special economic zones, voluntary cities, wealth, wealth of nations, World Bank
By Mary Theroux | Thursday December 23, 2010 at 11:38 AM PST | 14 Comments
Panelists David Friedman and Judge Alex Kozinski had a lively exchange in response to a question about the doctrine of jury nullification during the Q&A portion of our recent Independent Policy Forum, “Is U.S. Justice Broken? Overcoming Government Legal Failure“, based on our book, The Pursuit of Justice: Law and Economics of Legal Institutions,...
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Tags: Alex Kozinski, American History, Civil Liberties, Civil Society, common law, Constitution, Criminal Justice, David Friedman, Drugs, jury, jury nulliication, Law, Liberty, moral philosophy, Morality, Natural Law, Personal Liberty, Philosophy, Police, Power, Property Rights
By Melancton Smith | Saturday May 22, 2010 at 6:09 AM PST | 3 Comments
The New York Times is running an article about U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein and his plan to inform juries about certain statutory mandatory minimum sentencing requirements imposed by Congress. Weinstein believes that long sentences for simply possessing child porn are improper. He is right that individuals possessing child porn face serious time....
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Tags: Civil Liberties, common law, Constitution, Criminal Justice, Declaration of Independence, Judge Jack B. Weinstein, Jury nullification, Law, pornography, Sentencing Guideline, statutory mandatory minimum sentencing, Thomas Jefferson