The Economics of the Baby Shortage

@article{Landes1978TheEO,
  title={The Economics of the Baby Shortage},
  author={Elisabeth M. Landes and Richard A. Posner},
  journal={The Journal of Legal Studies},
  year={1978},
  volume={7},
  pages={323 - 348}
}
Although economists have studied extensively the efforts of government to regulate the economy, public regulation of social and personal life has largely escaped economic attention. With the rapid development of the economic analysis of nonmarket behavior, the conceptual tools necessary for the economic study of social (as distinct from narrowly economic) regulation are now at hand.1 Nor is there any basis for a presumption that government does a good job of regulating nonmarket behavior; if… 

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