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13 Mar 2014, 7:02 am
I just finished a new paper with economist Adam Smith (no, not that one) “Behavior, Paternalism, and Policy: Evaluating Consumer Financial Protection. [read post]
3 Mar 2014, 7:54 am
One of the more surprising (that’s a euphemism, by the way) ideas of addressing the problem of unbanked and underbanked consumers is the idea of getting the United States Post Office into the banking business (here’s the post office’s proposal). [read post]
27 Feb 2014, 9:59 am
The Mercatus Center has just released the results of a survey of 200 small banks (less than $10 billion in assets) that serve rural and small metropolitan markets in 41 states. [read post]
25 Feb 2014, 12:03 pm
Some readers may have noticed Gordon Crovitz’s column in The Wall Street Journal a couple of weeks ago on the FTC’s Consent Decree with Apple dealing with Apple’s iTunes store. [read post]
11 Feb 2014, 6:26 am
A couple of years ago I co-authored a law review article on the soap opera bankruptcy case of the late Anna Nicole Smith that led to the Supreme Court’s decision in Stern v. [read post]
10 Feb 2014, 8:05 pm by Walter Olson
If you’ve answered a consumer survey about which pharmaceuticals you take, you may be hearing from this guy’s staff  [Paul Barrett, Business Week on mass tort "lead generator"] Jury awards $9 million to Vancouver, Wash. man imprisoned for 20 years after wrongful child abuse conviction [Insurance Journal; The Columbian/Seattle Times 2009] Product liability: jury awards $18 million in fatal fire attributed to altered space heater [Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, outcome subject to… [read post]
10 Feb 2014, 8:05 pm by Walter Olson
If you’ve answered a consumer survey about which pharmaceuticals you take, you may be hearing from this guy’s staff  [Paul Barrett, Business Week on mass tort "lead generator"] Jury awards $9 million to Vancouver, Wash. man imprisoned for 20 years after wrongful child abuse conviction [Insurance Journal; The Columbian/Seattle Times 2009] Product liability: jury awards $18 million in fatal fire attributed to altered space heater [Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, outcome subject to… [read post]
10 Feb 2014, 5:47 am
A couple of weeks ago I attended the premiere of the new movie “Bankrupt: How Cronyism and Corruption Brought Down Detroit. [read post]
4 Feb 2014, 9:38 am
Useful toys to teach children about how American government works these days. [read post]
17 Jan 2014, 2:18 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) I’ve noted previously, I have a forthcoming paper with former Comptroller of the Currency Robert Clarke that examines competition between payday lending and bank overdraft protection. [read post]
17 Jan 2014, 7:22 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) A little while back I read Jonathan Haidt’s book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion and had the opportunity to meet him and hear him speak at a book party in NYC. [read post]
16 Jan 2014, 6:56 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Denizens of Boston may be interested in the premiere of a new radio show this weekend, “Real Clear Radio Hour with Bill Frezza” brought to you by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. [read post]
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]