The Non-Racist Racist

There are so many different ways to be annoying that it’s probably pointless to have a Distinguished Number One Most Annoying Category of Person type award, and so I don’t try. But one that surely makes my hypothetical top ten is the Non-Racist Racist. Everyone in America has met this guy – though my honest…

Law, Legislation and the BCS

In arguing with a friend about the appropriateness of Congress regulating college football championships, it occurs to me that this is a great example of Hayek’s law vs. legislation distinction. My friend, you see, is trying to argue that while he doesn’t necessarily think Congress needs to or should get involved, the law as proposed…

Just Because you can…

So, there’s this bill that made it out of committee in the House to regulate what does and doesn’t count as a “championship game” in college football. It probably won’t pass. There is no similar legislation in the Senate, and most of the public comments from other members of the House indicate that they understand…