Matt has passed the biggest obstacle to obtaining his Ph.D. in economics at George Mason University. Matt is a fellow of the Institute for Humane Studies. He has begun inquiry into the efficiency effects of the generality of rules. Does it help when the government grants tax favors or subsidies to preferred groups (the emphasis of the Richardson Administration)? Or, is it better from an economic prosperity standpoint (not to mention fairness) to make everybody play by the same rules?