Nirvana’s Night Watchman: A Response to Adam Thierer

The proper structure of government holds most rulemaking authority at the local level with strong state- and national-level

Federalism, Liberty, and State Preemption of Local Ordinances

The Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution (Article VI, Clause 2) asserts the right of federal legislation to preempt state

That Government Is Best Which Is Not Captured by Special Interests

There are some good arguments in favor of localism as a guarantor of freedom. But, in my view, too many of my fellow freedom-lovers overstate the case.

A State and Local Federalist Relationship Must Be Market-Preserving

Replacing the current, complicated relationship between states and local governments with an actual federalist relationship is appealing, provided that it disciplines government and preserves individual freedom.