Some Background on the Origins of the Individual Mandate

Via Ezra Klein at WaPo: An interview with Mark Pauly, father of the individual mandate .

The interview is interesting insofar as it helps trace at least part of the intellectual history of the individual mandate–which was, as I noted earlier (and at other times), once considered a “conservative” idea.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter