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23 Apr 2012, 7:24 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Max Stearns has an interesting take on the much-publicized failure to award a winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction this year, arguing that it was likely the result of a flawed set of voting rules that led to none of the finalists receiving a majority, rather than statement of unworthiness of all the candidates (apparently the judges would have been fine with any of the three winning, it is just that among the finalists no one of the three stood out above the… [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]
2 Mar 2011, 10:10 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Thanks to the kind invite of Jonathan Adler and the Case Western Reserve Law School Center for Business Law and Regulation, I’m honored to have been invited to give the Dean Lindsey Cowen Business Law Lecture at Case Western tomorrow from 4:30–5:30. [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]
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]
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]
28 Oct 2011, 11:38 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) From yesterday’s WSJ:Nan Terrie learned an expensive lesson last week about the importance of property rights. [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]
25 Nov 2010, 8:53 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) I’ve never liked the federal judicial clerkship cartel. [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]
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]
13 Mar 2007, 10:17 am
Todd Zywicki praises Jan Crawford Greenberg's new book, Supreme Conflict. [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]
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]
22 Apr 2010, 8:23 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) The Society for the Development of Austrian Economics has just announced the inaugural Carl Menger Essay Prize for undergraduate students. [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]
4 May 2010, 3:25 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) The Competitive Enterprise Institute has filed an FTC complaint against General Motors for its claim that it has paid off its bailout loan “in full, with interest, five years ahead of schedule. [read post]