Paul F. deLespinasse



Jun 18, 2019
The most popular tax is one paid by other people. By this standard the ideal tax might be today's federal estate tax, applying only to about 700 estates every year.


Jun 12, 2019
We need a law requiring all residents, and all visitors from foreign countries, to contribute a DNA sample to a government data bank. A DNA bank would be expensive, but could be well worth the money. Public authorities no longer would have to depend on good luck.


May 29, 2019
Government conceivably could produce currently overpriced drugs like insulin, pricing them so reasonably that pharmaceutical companies couldn't compete. It's probably better just to impose price controls on medicines by treating their producers as regulated utilities.


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.

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