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No golden age of American liberty. David Boaz, Reason. (Thanks, Browser.)

Consider a VAT. Isabel Sawhill, Brookings. Paul Volcker agrees, much to WSJ's disgust. My thoughts on the matter: here, here and here.

The new paternalism. Glen Whitman, Cato Unbound. Lead essay in a Cato symposium on Sunstein and Thaler's "liberal paternalism". Thaler responds. Bryan Caplan's pithy comment sums up my on view on the idea.

The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it. They are repulsed by it."

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