Iron Lawlapalooza

March 25, 2012

Following Mako’s extremely ambitious lead, I have compiled an iron-clad list of iron laws. You may already be familiar with one of the two famous iron laws (one of oligarchy and the other of wages). Below, you will find some lesser known examples (that I believe would do Michels and Pareto proud):

The Iron Law of Prohibition
The Iron Law of Government Intervention
The Iron Law of Climate Politics
The Iron Law of History
The Iron Law of Responsibility
The Iron Law of Emulation
The Iron Law of Chaos
The Iron Law of Birtherism
The Iron Law of British Newspaper Stories
The Iron Law of the Horde
The Iron Law of Selfishness
The Iron Law of Tennis
The Iron Law of the Burden of Debt
The Iron Law of Bubbles
The Iron Law of Admissions
The Iron Law of Peonies
The Iron Law of Unintended Consequences
The Iron Law of Anti-Incumbency
The Iron Law of Fiefs
The Iron Law of Interest Rate Restrictions
The Iron Law of Evaluation Studies
The Iron Law of Nationalism and Federation
The Iron Law of Evaluation and Other Metallic Rules
The Iron Law of Full Faith and Credit
The Iron Law of Consensus
The Iron Law of Important Articles
The Iron Law of Currency Crises
The Iron Law of Imprisonment
The Iron Law of Paternalism
Thr Iron Law of Admissions
The Iron Law of Hollywood Dominance
The Iron Law of Competence Development
The Iron Law of Health Care Expenditures
The Iron Law of Happiness

Previously in this series (by Mako): frailty, the invisible hand, science as dance.

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2 Responses to “Iron Lawlapalooza”

  1. arttechlaw Says:

    As a law student, I’m pretty sure most of those aren’t Iron Laws. The law can’t even make it’s mind up about the death penalty.

    It does make me curious as to what the iron laws of happiness and bubbles are. Between the two of those I could probably be happy and entertained for quite some time.

  2. aaron Says:

    Personally, I place great stock in “the iron law of peonies”…


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