First, apologies for being away from the blog for the last three weeks. (Alas, classes take a little time to teach. And, well, I'm actually supposed to work for my salary. Who knew?)
Second, Randy Barnett will be delivering his Hayek lecture at NYU October 14, and he has posted his address on SSRN. The title? Commandeering the People: Why the Individual Health Insurance Mandate is Unconstitutional. You can find it here. In my quite humble opinion, it is the most eloquent, well-reasoned argument yet articulated as to why the individual mandate is unconstitutional.
That is not to say that I agree with its conclusions, but it is definitely worth a read.