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18 Apr 2019, 8:33 pm by Michael Simkovic
In the United States, both Democratic and Republican politicians sometimes attempt to bolster their populist credibility by going after easy targets--attacking pharma companies, or doctors,... [read post]
8 Oct 2015, 2:16 pm by Michael Simkovic
Student loans are more difficult to discharge in bankruptcy than most consumer or business debts. [read post]
26 Oct 2020, 5:00 am by Michael Simkovic
I recently discussed research debunking claims that law school and business school are only worthwhile for those privileged enough to gain admission to elite programs.... [read post]
2 May 2022, 5:00 am by Michael Simkovic
Troy McKenzie, a highly regarded bankruptcy and civil procedure scholar, was recently appointed as the new Dean of NYU School of Law. [read post]
18 May 2020, 9:16 am by Michael Simkovic
International efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus have come at heavy economic cost. [read post]
16 Mar 2016, 4:10 am by Michael Simkovic
Statistician and data visualization expert Hans Rosling recently took the media to task for misleading readers and viewers using unrepresentative anecdotes and ignoring contradictory data.... [read post]
6 Apr 2020, 4:00 am by Michael Simkovic
Unemployment increased from 3.5 percent in February to 4.4 percent in March, according to the U.S. [read post]
16 Jun 2015, 12:36 pm by Michael Simkovic
Tom Friedman's latest New York Times column uses the labor market for executive assistants and executive secretaries to illustrate dubious claims about credentialing and over-education.... [read post]
18 Nov 2021, 1:41 pm by Michael Simkovic
Cornell Law School professor (and former Davis Polk financial institutions group lawyer) Saule Omarova, was nominated by President Biden to head the Office of Comptroller... [read post]
20 Jun 2016, 12:11 pm by Michael Simkovic
How to Count: Choosing the Right Data Source In response to my last post, a reader asked why different data sources give different counts for... [read post]
10 May 2015, 6:54 pm by Michael Simkovic
There is a wide range of views about the benefits, costs, and appropriate use of conditional merit scholarships—scholarships that under their terms, will only be... [read post]
14 May 2018, 6:02 am by Michael Simkovic
Key takeaways Universities face serious threats to academic freedom from outside pressure groups Some Donors have made demands that can undermine university provision of unbiased,... [read post]
4 Jan 2017, 11:22 am by Michael Simkovic
A partner in a prominent San-Francisco-Bay-area venture capital firm recently told me, “The tech sector is eating the world. [read post]
5 Jul 2017, 4:19 am by Michael Simkovic
The Wall Street Journal closed several of its blogs on Monday, including its Law Blog. [read post]
8 Apr 2015, 1:16 am by Michael Simkovic
After my first post on employment definitions, a law school dean emailed me to suggest that perhaps the ABA felt it needed to be extra... [read post]
7 May 2017, 5:47 am by Michael Simkovic
Every 6 to 7 years, professors are offered one semester or one year without teaching or administrative duties. [read post]