Worst Idea in the Speech? Charles Lane notes that, to ease employers’ fears of regulatory and legal uncertainty, Obama wants to create another dubious grounds for people to sue employers. The provisions of the law “[p]rohibiting employers from discriminating aginst unemployed workers” seem almost reasonable until you realize that all those reasonable provisions have to be litigated by well-paid lawyers at someone’s expense. A museum-quality case of liberal legalism ignoring the economic cost of the mechanisms of liberal legalism. ….
Mickey Kaus Columnist