Tagged New Jersey

New Jersey’s Silly Ban on Tesla Sales

In its dubious wisdom, the state of New Jersey has decided to forbid the direct sale of Tesla automobiles. This decision has no legal or economic justification whatsoever, as a group of law professors and economists point out. I am frankly amazed that we are even forced to debate the issue, but apparently, in some parts, it is not fashionable to preserve consumer choice, have free markets or combat senseless, undesirable regulations. Meanwhile, protectionism continues to have strong–if benighted–backing in too many quarters. Of course, those who innovate in the private sector have traditionally had to put up with a…

Read John Sides on the 2013 Elections

Some smart commentary here. I certainly have little problem agreeing with the key takeaway from Point 4: . . . Commentators often overestimate the willingness of parties to roll the dice with a presidential candidate from the fringes of the party.  But in basically every competitive presidential primary since 1988, the GOP has nominated a relative moderate from the field, and 2012 was no exception.  Spending 8 years out of the White House only makes it more likely they will nominate a (relative) moderate in 2016.  Last night may have pushed Republicans further in this direction. I guess this is the part where…