Hazlett: You said you’re not a libertarian. What do you consider your politics to be?
Coase: I really don’t know. I don’t reject any policy without considering what its results are. If someone says there’s going to be regulation, I don’t say that regulation will be bad. Let’s see. What we discover is that most regulation does produce, or has produced in recent times, a worse result. But I wouldn’t like to say that all regulation would have this effect because one can think of circumstances in which it doesn’t.
Hazlett: Can you give us an example of what you consider to be a good regulation and then an example of what you…
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