Daniel A. Farber,
Free Speech Without Romance: Public Choice and the First Amendment, 105
Harv. L. Rev.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/facpubs/2046
Comments on the economics of the First Amendment doctrine of the U.S. Constitution. Background on basic economics of information and its bearing on First Amendment issues; Theory used to explain why some types of communication are at the core of First Amendment protection while others are at the periphery; Implications of the theory on the benefits of promoting self-expression as a societal value.