Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu has

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 19, 2007

Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu has written a really interesting 5-part series on Slate about “the laws we are allowed to break in America and why”.

Tolerated lawbreaking is almost always a response to a political failure — the inability of our political institutions to adapt to social change or reach a rational compromise that reflects the interests of the nation and all concerned parties. That’s why the American statutes are full of laws that no one wants to see fully enforced — or even enforced at all.

Topics include copyright, obsenity, and drug legalization.