Hola! This intriguing post by our blogging colleague and philosophical friend Tyler Cowen (asking about unsolved problems in economics) got us thinking about unsolved problems in the domain of law. But does it make any sense to talk about soluble problems in law, or are disputes about legal norms ultimately normative and thus intractable, like the perennial questions in political philosophy or in aesthetics?
Update (1/18): Economist Arnold King responds to Prof Cowen’s query–and indirectly to our question above as well–this way (emphasis added): “I do not think that problems get ‘solved’ in economics the way that they do in physics. We come up with interpretive frameworks, the way that historians do. Some of our frameworks, like supply and demand in microeconomics, seem pretty robust. Others are flimsier and faddish.”