Commentary
Regulation
State Capacity Project

The Procedure Fetish

The lawyers need to get out of the way.

December 7, 2021 • Nicholas Bagley
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Commentary
Fiscal and Monetary Policy
Poverty

Why We Can’t Have Nice Place-Based Policies: A Review of David Wessel’s Only The Rich Can Play

Only The Rich Can Play shows a central flaw of place-based policies, the way they inevitably get deformed in the political process.

December 7, 2021 • David Schleicher
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Commentary
State Capacity Project

State Capacity and Liberal Democracy: Where Does America Stand in the World?

America can still claim membership in an elite club of high-capacity, highly liberal democracies. At the same time, though, we are less of a shining city on a hill than patriotic rhetoric would have it.

December 6, 2021
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The Procedure Fetish
By Nicholas Bagley
Why We Can’t Have Nice Place-Based Policies: A Review of David Wessel’s Only The Rich Can Play
By David Schleicher
State Capacity and Liberal Democracy: Where Does America Stand in the World?