by Will Schreiber

“Side Effects May Include”

We should treat laws passed by Congress the way we treat pills prescribed by doctors. Each bill should come with a section of potential side effects.

“This regulation may cause…”

What goes on the law’s warning label should also be debated, pros and cons included. Lawmakers can attach their names to the various side effects. The more accurate each lawmaker’s predictions are over time, the higher their side effect claims live on the list.