It is a mistake of the highest order to confuse the president’s immense authority with the idea that he cannot be called to account, or kicked out of office, for improperly exercising it. But it’s not a mistake the Founders made. Much like James Madison, James Wilson argued that the executive authority must lie with one man alone because this would ensure his accountability, not shield him from it. "[W]e have a responsibility in the person of our President; he cannot act improperly, and hide either his negligence or inattention; he cannot roll upon any other person the weight of his criminality; no appointment can take place without his nomination; and he is responsible for every nomination he makes." Wilson concluded that “far from being above the laws, he is amenable to them in his private character as a citizen, and in his public character by impeachment.”
In other legislative news, the Freedom Caucus has announced that it doesn’t know what it wants from 702 renewal , but it wants something. At least that’s how I read the Caucus’s two sentence press release on section 702 renewal. In its entirety, the release says, “Government surveillance activities under the FISA Amendments Act have violated Americans’ constitutionally protected rights. We oppose any reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act that does not include substantial reforms to the government’s collection and use of Americans’ data.” In a rare show of Cyberlaw podcast consensus, Michael Vatis agrees.
The first two costs will increase with the spatial distribution of the transactions organized and the dissimilarity of the transactions. This explains why firms tend to either be in different geographic locations or to perform different functions. Additionally, technology changes that mitigate the cost of organizing transactions across space will cause firms to be larger—the advent of the telephone and cheap air travel, for example, would be expected to increase the size of firms. On a related note the use of the internet and related modern information and communication technologies seem to lead to the existence of so-called virtual organizations .