• AMagill

Ian Ayres is full of ideas. Earlier this afternoon I wrote about his “secret donation booth” plan for campaign finance reform. And in a New York Times op-ed on Monday, the Yale law professor and a University of California economist, Aaron S. Edlin, proposed taxing inequality.

I’ve never met Ayres but I’ve long respected him for his original thinking. He and Barry Nalebuff, a Yale management professor, wrote a 2003 book called Why Not? How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small. “Why not dream of things that never were and work to make them real?” the authors asked.