We have a serious collective action problem here. Free marketers like Sullivan and Volokh are too blinded by ideology to see the compelling need for government intervention. A temporary regulatory solution could help us resolve this mess. For the next five years, say, straight women must 'insist on only dating hot guys' (we'll have to empanel a 'Federal Hot Guy Commission' consisting of 'shallow, beauty-obsessed [gay] males' to rank everyone) and see if the hot guy supply increases in response.I think Matt's still sounding like a Republican insisting that businesses can regulate themselves with just a little friendly advice. What are the tax incentives and funding that he intends to include in his plan? Policy is in the details.
21 June 2004
Key blogosphere issue
Matthew Yglesias has interesting comments on an important subject consuming the political blogosphere.