Allen Mendenhall is Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Blackstone Center for Law and Liberty at Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. Visit his website at AllenMendenhall.com.
Privatizing garbage collection isn't exactly a tough nut to crack from the perspective of entrepreneurs and economic theory. But that doesn't stop government from mandating a government monopoly on trash collection in many places.
Designed to redress the wrongs of the major injustice of slavery, the Fourteenth Amendment is now used by the federal courts to micromanage nearly every aspect of modern life. Strangely, many libertarians continue to support the amendment in spite of this.