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1 Mar 2011, 3:41 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Kent Barnett argues that the manner in which the Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is appointed is potentially unconstitutional under Free Enterprise Fund v. [read post]
19 Sep 2011, 4:20 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) In honor of Constitution Day (I’m just getting around to blogging it late), my friends at the Bill of Rights Institute (where I serve on the Board of Directors and as the Chair of the Academic Advisory Council) have produced a nifty little video describing the difference between a constitutional republic and a democracy. [read post]
13 Jul 2018, 3:19 am by NCC Staff
 (See Todd Zywicki’s individual explainer on the Seventeenth Amendment.) [read post]
14 Oct 2015, 2:05 pm by Gary W. Becker
Becker A new article by Todd Zywicki for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University urges the CFPB to consider the “unintended consequences” of new debt collection regulations and conduct a careful cost-benefit analysis before imposing such regulations. [read post]
9 Oct 2010, 8:00 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) The Center for Class Action Fairness has filed an objection to the proposed settlement in the Classmates.com class action: You may have been one of the millions of people to receive asettlement notice regarding a class action against Classmates.com; the settlement notice implied that class members would receive $9.5 million (though only $2-$3 per person, and that mostly in coupons) and the attorneys would ask for $1.3 million. [read post]
1 May 2012, 2:29 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Mark Olson says that CFPB is raising additional concerns as it ramps up in practice: Two disturbing bits of recent information give us a taste of how the CFPB plans to operate. [read post]
22 Jan 2012, 11:34 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Interesting column by James Grant on the short but severe post-WWI Depression of 1920–21: Our Great Recession ended 2½ years ago, according to the official cyclical timekeepers, but you wouldn’t know it by a glance at the news. [read post]
17 Jul 2010, 7:06 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Josh Wright discusses the concerns of behavioral economists about using and misusing behavioral economics to make policy. [read post]
25 Aug 2010, 11:57 am by Christine Hurt
Overall, this is one of the most enlightening and insightful articles by a law professor on consumer credit that I have read in some time. [read post]
19 Jan 2012, 12:29 pm by Adam Thierer
I thought Todd Zywicki, a senior scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, did a nice job on Judge Napolitano’s “Freedom Watch” show addressing the contentious question of whether government should be regulating food advertising in order to somehow make American kids healthier. [read post]
6 Jun 2010, 2:00 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) I was delighted to be invited to contribute to an important new book that has just appeared: Lessons from the Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future. [read post]
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]
25 Oct 2011, 4:27 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) The wits at CEI have come up with another good one–you can print your own $5 “Durbin Dollars” and mail it to Senator Durbin to thank him for his price controls on debit card interchange fees and resulting new bank fees. [read post]
6 Apr 2010, 10:37 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Dartmouth’s election for trustee and Executive Committee of the Association of Alumni concludes on April 7. [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]
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]
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]