Paul F. deLespinasse

May 22, 2019
The Constitution's once workable process for filling the most powerful powerful job on the planet has become dysfunctional. We therefore need to think about how this process could be reformed.

May 14, 2019
I recently changed my mind about public financing.

May 7, 2019
My previous column maintained that the Supreme Court's reasoning in Brown v. Board of Education (1954)) has produced unfortunate side effects. But the decision itself, striking down racially based assignment of students to public schools, was absolutely necessary.

Apr 30, 2019
In 1954 the Supreme Court decided that racially segregated public schools violate the Constitution.

Apr 23, 2019
Even when competitors vie for our business, some price regulations actually help markets work more efficiently and don't prevent them from balancing supply and demand.

Apr 16, 2019
Our national government currently seems unwilling or unable to grapple with major problems like medical care and global warming. State and local governments may need to step in to fill the resulting policy vacuum.

Apr 10, 2019
Only due process of legislation will minimize the danger of making horrible mistakes. It will not do to promise people a wonderful system while waiting to reveal some magic plan, cooked up in Republican back rooms, until after the election.

Apr 3, 2019
Socialism is a terrible way to organize an economy. It maximizes government's power to make arbitrary economic decisions that are all too similar to the "crony capitalism" that many of us object to. But socialism might be an excellent way to organize parts of an economy.

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