Opinion

What Makes an Emergency?

What Makes an Emergency?

Curbing executive overreach requires a clear definition of “emergency” and limits on powers used to respond to crises.

Singapore’s Regulatory Response to COVID-19

Singapore’s Regulatory Response to COVID-19

The pandemic appears tailor-made for Singapore’s managerial and interventionist style of governance.

Delegation’s Critics Should Be Careful What They Wish For

Delegation’s Critics Should Be Careful What They Wish For

The history of the intelligible principle test warrants caution in reviving the nondelegation doctrine.

Soft Regulation and Hard Compliance in Taiwan

Soft Regulation and Hard Compliance in Taiwan

The secret to Taiwan’s successful fight against COVID-19 is its people, not its government.

The Need for Global Protections Against Existential Risks

The Need for Global Protections Against Existential Risks

International collaborative mechanisms are needed to prepare for threats to human existence.

Did Japan’s Lenient Lockdown Conquer the Coronavirus?

Did Japan’s Lenient Lockdown Conquer the Coronavirus?

Despite federal attempts to fight COVID-19, Japanese law prioritizes individual rights and regional autonomy.

Lessons From New Zealand’s COVID-19 Success

Lessons From New Zealand’s COVID-19 Success

The United States might well have saved many lives by following New Zealand’s science-based playbook.

Legitimacy, Not Force, Is Key to Presidential Power

Legitimacy, Not Force, Is Key to Presidential Power

President Donald J. Trump’s response to police violence and peaceful protests undermines governmental legitimacy.

Italy’s Complex Legislative Framework Impairs its COVID-19 Response

Italy’s Complex Legislative Framework Impairs its COVID-19 Response

Italy’s pandemic policies struggle with the same legislative and regulatory challenges as traditional laws.

It Is Time for the Fed to Stop Bank Shareholder Payouts

It Is Time for the Fed to Stop Bank Shareholder Payouts

The Federal Reserve should order banks to preserve capital by retaining earnings and halting all shareholder payouts.

Vietnam’s Astonishing Success at Curbing COVID-19 Outbreaks

Vietnam’s Astonishing Success at Curbing COVID-19 Outbreaks

Decades-long efforts in Vietnam to improve local governance have kept recorded coronavirus cases low.

Coordinating Colombia’s Pandemic Response

Coordinating Colombia’s Pandemic Response

Colombia lacks procedures for ensuring coordination among different levels of government.