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Taking a Knee

We think a lot of people need to watch several episodes of Penn & Teller: Fool Us.  Perhaps it’ll get them to comprehend the concept of “misdirection.”

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On Neil Gorsuch, Part I

We think we’re most impressed with Gorsuch’s skepticism toward the “Chevron two-step” or “Chevron deference” established in Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 467 U.S. 837 (1984). Chevron is perhaps the least-sexy case with the biggest impact on your life; few non-lawyers have even heard of it, and yet it grants tremendous … Continue reading »

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Things I Wish I’d Said

There are only two meaningful players in economics – the market and force. Anyone who says they want to go around the market wants the option to shoot you. –Tonia JT McBride

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History Repeats Itself

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/28/wash-lawmaker-suggests-county-impose-150g-litter-tax-on-paper-that-criticized/ A Washington state newspaper is crying foul after a state senator proposed making the paper pay a $150,000-a-year fine for being “one of the top polluters in the county.” It just so happens that the lawmaker, state Sen. Don Benton, had been the subject of a series of critical articles in the same newspaper. … Benton … Continue reading »

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State of the Liver Address

Good evening, everybody!  We’re here with you live following the State of the Union Address.  We assume you know the rules, but for those who haven’t been here before, you can find them at Reason‘s State of the Union Drinking Game.  Please remember that we’re trained professionals; based on scuttlebutt, it looks like we’ll be … Continue reading »

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Pixar Presents…

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Coffee

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Presidents

Prof. M., diagramming a business deal on the board: “…zone president.  I’ll give him a crown.  That’s really more of a zone king.  How should I draw a president?  Maybe a drone.  That’s probably not a good idea.  If I draw a drone, it’ll end up looking like a cigar.” Smartarse student: “Wrong President.”

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Political Commentary

RE: Smith v. Van Gorkom, 488 A.2d 858 (Del. 1985). The Court held that the Board of Directors’ reliance upon Chairman Van Gorkom’s summary of a report which he himself had not read was not reasonable. Smartarse student: “It worked for Obamacare.  We had to pass it to see what was in it.”

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Quote of the Day

“Statists gonna state.” (h/t to Sigivald, posting at Oleg’s place)

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