Michael,I loved the comparison to children and sweets, that was rich!I think Epstein sounds like a thoughtful guy. I am not sure I share his optimism that his constitutional challenges will be successful. What did you think about that assertion?I noticed that Epstein chides Obama for being brash and egotistical and not consulting with the other faculty enough. I agree with Epstein, this can be dangerous, particularly in regards to a person with as much political power as Obama has. However, Epstein seemed himself to be overly impressed with the virtue of consensus-building. I'm not sure I'm convinced that's a vice-free way of arriving at knowledge, either. What kind of consensus other than a flawed one could ever be reached in, say, a government-subsidized Keynesian econ department? Or a law school, for that matter?
I think Epstein is accurate with respect to the constitutional challenges. Chances are they won't make it but its not inconceivable. I wonder what the conservatives on the Court think of the constitutionality of Obamacare.