Self-Deception and Regulatory Compliance

Firms vary considerably in how they interpret regulatory commands and signals, posing enforcement challenges.

The Tragic Flaw of the Clean Air Act

Scholars examine the history and consequences of the Clear Air Act’s exemption of existing industrial facilities.


Peter Schuck reflects on the opinions of his book, Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better.

The Grand Canyon and the Limits of the Law

Peter Schuck’s book illustrates how the law is an important, though imperfect, tool in preserving natural phenomenon.

The Success of Failure

An appreciation of Peter Schuck’s recent book cataloguing government failures.

Does Government Really “Fail” That Often?

Peter Schuck’s new book should be lauded for its breadth, but questioned for its tone of desperation.

Because It’s Hard

Government fails at times precisely because it is tasked with solving society’s most difficult problems.

If It Doesn’t Work, Maybe Someone Wants It That Way

When American government fails, it is typically because an interested group did not want it to succeed.

The Elusive Quest for Government “Success”

Peter Schuck’s book explains why government fails, raising the question of whether it can ever truly succeed.

Understanding Government Failure

To create better solutions to today’s problems, policymakers must analyze government’s successes and failures.

Is Government Prone to Fail?

Peter H. Schuck’s recent book analyzes the effectiveness of federal domestic policies in the United States.

The Workplace Constitution and the Spiderman Theory of State Action

“With great power comes great responsibility” to ensure workplace equality.