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14 Jan 2014, 6:33 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) President Obama boasted during the Presidential campaign that the taxpayer bailouts of Chrysler and GM saved “Detroit” (a particular locution that he wisely doesn’t use any more, as I noted yesterday). [read post]
13 Jan 2014, 5:23 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Over the past few weeks Fiat finished buying Chrysler and the government sold its final stake in General Motors. [read post]
9 Jan 2014, 8:21 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) I was recently interviewed as part of a forthcoming web documentary on the decline and bankruptcy of the once-great city of Detroit. [read post]
6 Jan 2014, 10:52 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) A shout out to GMU Law alum Josh Blackman, one of Forbes’s “Top 30 under 30” for law and policy. [read post]
1 Jan 2014, 11:03 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Richard Reinsch has announced that John McGinnis will be joining the Law and Liberty Blog, making it even more of a must-read blog than it is already. [read post]
1 Jan 2014, 10:38 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Steven Harper sent me an interesting response to my post yesterday on his essay in The Chronicle Review. [read post]
17 Dec 2013, 11:31 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) I have a book review essay at the Liberty Law Blog on Taleb’s new book, AntiFragile. [read post]
10 Dec 2013, 7:23 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) One of the most influential books that IHS introduced me to when I was in college was Bruno Leoni’s Freedom and the Law (available in pdf here). [read post]
7 Dec 2013, 3:55 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) There’s a new poll by Harris Interactive taken on behalf of the Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA), a payday lenders trade association. [read post]
6 Dec 2013, 1:43 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) My co-authors Geoff Manne and Julian Morris have a column today in Canada’s National Post “Why Canada’s debit card system doesn’t need any more controls. [read post]
5 Dec 2013, 8:00 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Joe Asch has an interesting analysis of returns on university endowments over time (focusing on Dartmouth but comparing Dartmouth to over Ivy League institutions), comparing the returns of actively-managed endowments with those with a simple 60/40 equity-bond split. [read post]
4 Dec 2013, 1:24 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) My friend Alex Chaufen has an interesting column on Forbes.com about the intellectual influence of economists on the Vatican. [read post]
28 Nov 2013, 11:43 am by Randy Barnett
(Randy Barnett) Last week, I joined with Michael Ramsey (San Diego) Michael Rappaport (San Diego), Chris Green (Mississippi), Gary Lawson (Boston University), John McGinnis (Northwestern) and Todd Zywicki (George Mason) on an amicus Brief of Originalist Scholars in NLRB v. [read post]
27 Nov 2013, 9:48 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Greg Lukianoff and Robert Shibley of FIRE have come across a doozy of a free speech case–a Modesto Junior College student who was prevented from distributing copies of the Constitution on Constitution Day. [read post]
26 Nov 2013, 11:17 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) It appears that he is agin’ it (full document here). [read post]
23 Nov 2013, 1:57 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Well, as if on cue–the OCC and FDIC have issued new guidance that places new restrictions on consumer access to Direct Deposit Advance products, which are functionally similar to payday lending but offered by banks. [read post]
22 Nov 2013, 12:54 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) I just posted a new article on SSRN co-authored with Robert Clarke, former Comptroller of the Currency. [read post]
20 Nov 2013, 4:19 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) In the past few months, at least two articles have come out that apply behavioral law and economics to the analysis of bank overdraft protection. [read post]
18 Nov 2013, 4:47 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Asheesh Agarwal has a review of Josh Blackman’s book Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare over at the Liberty Law blog: The story of the Affordable Care Act is as twisted and bizarre as anything ever written by Stephenson, Kafka, or Orwell. [read post]