Orbiting Dicta

Term Limits

Several weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court decided to overturn a century’s worth of precedents and unleash the big spenders of commerce, industry, and giant trade unions on Washington (legally), Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute at Columbia University  wrote a thoughtful article on public policy for Scientific American.  It may seem quaint and out-of-date after the ruling, but perhaps that is all the more reason to read it.  It was called “Fixing the Broken Policy Process,” and appeared in the February 2010 issue.

Here’s the link to the where you can find an extended version of the article:


Come to think of it, this might be a good time to reconsider the old Republican enthusiasm for term limits.  Remember term limits?