Cato’s Roger Pilon writes here about George Will’s column today, in which he reviews a new book that defends one of the Supreme Court decisions that liberals hate most, Lochner v. New York. The Court held that New York could not prohibit bakers from working longer days than a statute said they could work. (This was clearly a case of special interest legislation meant to damage bakeries that did business in a particular way.) Isn’t it revealing that “liberals” hate Lochner, defending the right of workers to contract as they think best, but love Wickard v. Filburn, which says the government can punish a farmer for growing and consuming too much on his own property?

Pilon suggests several excellent books in the same vein as Bernstein’s.