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3 Mar 2011, 3:19 pm by Ted Frank
Jeremy Kidd and Todd Zywicki @ SSRN:Taking as given the claims of tort reform proponents, that increased tort liability in the past few decades has had deleterious effects on American productivity, consumer safety, etc., we consider whether proposed measures to increase access to the courts are likely to be beneficial, with a specific focus on third-party financing and lawyer advertising. [read post]
30 Dec 2010, 11:47 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) The Washington Post’s education blog has an update on UVA’s decision that Ilya and I mentioned a little while back to get rid of its policies that infringe on free speech. [read post]
18 Jan 2015, 9:33 am by Walter Olson
” [DealBook/NYT] Todd Zywicki at Volokh finds much lacking in the article’s analysis: “it turns out that those who use these products are not as stupid as the Times’s reporters imply they are. [read post]
19 Sep 2011, 4:16 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) I’ll be participating in a program tomorrow on “A Growing Crisis in the Credit Market,” a one-day conference on “The Plight Facing the Unbanked and the Under-Banked in America. [read post]
21 Apr 2012, 6:26 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) I have a short essay up at the Liberty Law blog today “Upholding the Rule of Law In Season and Out of Season. [read post]
18 Oct 2011, 5:48 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Coming up on November 10–11 will be a symposium hosted by the Washington & Lee Law Review on Regulation in the Fringe Economy. [read post]
3 Jun 2010, 6:06 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) I argue in today’s Washington Times that the Durbin amendment to the financial regulatory reform bill that imposes price controls on debit and prepaid card interchange fees will be bad for consumers, has nothing to do with the purported purpose of the bill, and seems to be nothing more than a payoff to a politically influential interest group at the expense of consumers. [read post]
16 Nov 2011, 1:00 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) I acknowledge from the comments that many readers were less impressed than I was with Peter Wallison’s criticism of the concept of “systemic risk” that I posted a couple of weeks back (although I didn’t see anything then or since that has led me to question Peter’s conclusion that the problem was not interconnectedness but common shock, as Peter argues). [read post]
25 Nov 2010, 8:53 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) I’ve never liked the federal judicial clerkship cartel. [read post]
24 Jan 2011, 12:41 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) My new article (with Ed Stringham) has just been posted on SSRN. [read post]
6 May 2010, 5:23 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Some of the results in this new article by Zeljka Buturovic and Dan Klein in Econ Journal Watch (a peer-reviewed journal of economics) are startling: 67% of self-described Progressives believe that restrictions on housing development (i.e., regulations that reduce the supply of housing) do not make housing less affordable. 51% believe that mandatory licensing of professionals (i.e., reducing the supply of professionals) doesn’t increase the cost of… [read post]
13 Mar 2007, 10:17 am
Todd Zywicki praises Jan Crawford Greenberg's new book, Supreme Conflict. [read post]
30 Dec 2010, 7:00 pm by Adam Levitin
Over at Volokh Conspiracy, Todd Zywicki spent Christmas Eve crowing about a Wall Street Journal article about the boom in payday lending. [read post]
10 Sep 2021, 10:09 am by Tom Smith
Vaccine holdouts have already taken legal action against employers requiring vaccination: Todd Zywicki, a law professor at George Mason University in Virginia who had recovered from Covid and has antibodies, recently fought his institution’s mandate and prevailed. [read post]
17 Aug 2012, 8:22 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Forbes has posted a reply by Joann Muller to the column I linked yesterday which asked whether GM was headed for bankruptcy again arguing that there are signs of hope. [read post]
13 Dec 2011, 10:26 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) The Bill of Rights Institute has just produced a nifty new video on The Rule of Law and why it matters. [read post]
15 Mar 2011, 6:46 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) It has been along time since I’ve heard anything about David Stockman.   [read post]
3 Feb 2011, 5:14 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Pawnshops have grown rapidly during the credit crunch and have started lending further up the income ladder from their traditional base–and will continue to grow I expect as regulation of credit cards and interchange fees drives more people out of mainstream financial institutions:Pawnshop respectability surged when the economy faltered, noted the National Pawnbrokers Association’s Murphy. [read post]