Apparently, playing fantasy football is considered “illegal gambling” in New York. Some of the debate concerns whether fantasy football involves more skill than luck and thus whether it should count as gambling. Here’s my question: why is it a crime to play a game that involves more luck than skill? Suppose for argument’s sake […]
Patrick Lynch wrote an interesting and provocative piece the other day arguing that immigration restrictions are consistent with libertarianism. An earlier post of mine explains why I disagree but I wanted to take the chance to say more on the issue. Lynch says:
Support for open borders implies the elimination of national boundaries […]
Many of us are quite interested in marital policy for gays and lesbians, so I thought you might find it interesting to look at some short philosopher responses on the matter. You can find a number of thoughtful comments at the Daily Nous, a popular philosophy blog, here.
Here’s my (non-representative) remark:
The United […]
“Liberty is the right to do everything the laws permit.” Montesquieu
“[U]nder the Rule of Law the government is prevented from stultifying individual efforts by ad hoc action. Within the known rules of the game the individual is free to pursue his personal ends and desires, certain that the powers of government will not be […]
My view: Burwell v. Hobby Lobby brings US law closer to justice, legitimacy and liberty. I don’t agree with Jacob’s (seeming) argument to the contrary.
I. My Take in More Detail
A lot of people a lot of the time underestimate how burdensome, onerous, and intrusive complicated bureaucratic rules and regulations are. They casually treat the only cost of a rule as the cost to bad people of not doing whatever the rule prohibits, which isn’t a cost at all. But in order to have effect, […]