Lessig on Scalia and PPACA

April 13th, 2012  |  Tags:

I’m a big fan of Lawrence Lessig — especially his generally excellent work on copyright and technology policy — but many of his public statements of the last few years seem to betray an increasing naïveté. His credulous 2008 endorsement of Obama could have been written by a particularly enthusiastic high-school junior and this weepy finger wagging is downright embarrassing. Lessig is too smart not to realize that arguments might matter and that there are consistent philosophies not motivated by political considerations that might regularly lead to outcomes that he doesn’t prefer.