The Corner

Spring Reading

With spring upon us at last, the new spring issue of National Affairs is now online. Among the offerings:

 

–Josh Barro on how to deal with the state and local pension crisis

–Richard Epstein on the rise of “government by waiver”

–John B. Taylor on rules and discretion in economic policy

–Todd Zywicki on why everything you’ve heard about the auto bailout is wrong

–Tevi Troy on how to fix the confirmation process

–Gabriel Schoenfeld on judges, lawyers, and our national security

–Steven Smith in defense of politics

 

And much more (including yours truly on the future of the welfare state.) Some are free to all on our site, some are available only to subscribers (and here is where you can subscribe, to also get the journal in print).

Yuval Levin — Yuval Levin is the editor of National Affairs and a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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