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James Madison (1829)

| Apr 22, 2020

The more thorough the examination of the question which relates to the encouragement of domestic manufactures, the more the true policy… will be found to lie between the extremes of doing nothing & prescribing everything, between admitting no exception to the rule of ‘laissez faire,’ and converting the exceptions into the rule.

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Wells King is the research director at American Compass.

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Brave New Regulation

Oren Cass | Jun 10, 2022 |

Silicon Valley’s techno-optimists insist loudly on two contradictory points. On one hand, they celebrate the Internet and its associated innovations with phrases like “paradigm shift” and “creative destruction,” and celebrate themselves as the visionaries leading humanity into (unironically) a Brave New World. On the other, they reject the need for new public regulation, insisting that […]

Who Has the Expertise to Watch the Experts?

Oren Cass | May 20, 2022 |

What role should experts play in our politics? Of course, they have their own freedom of speech, and are welcome to hawk their wares in the marketplace of ideas. But when election day arrives, their votes count no more or less than others, and they are far fewer in number. Democracy relies upon non-experts to […]