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16 Jul 2012, 5:28 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) My new white paper with Philippe Bergevin of the C.D. [read post]
1 Jun 2010, 5:16 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Philip Morris goes green (via The Onion): Executives at Philip Morris USA this week unveiled Marlboro Earth, a new eco-friendly cigarette that gradually eliminates the causes of global warming and environmental destruction at their source.... [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]
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]
2 Nov 2010, 1:43 pm by Ilya Somin
(Ilya Somin) In a recent post and a forthcoming National Review article, co-blogger Todd Zywicki argues that repealing the Seventeenth Amendment would be an important step towards protecting federalism and limiting federal power. [read post]
12 Jul 2010, 9:42 am by Nathalie Martin
In a recent article, Money to Go:  Auto Title Lending has an Important Role in the Financial Services Marketplace, Professor Todd Zywicki concludes that outlawing title loans would be bad for consumers, and that title loans are cheaper and better for consumers than their likely alternatives. [read post]
18 May 2012, 8:35 am by Paul Horwitz
Todd Zywicki is seemingly obsessed with Elizabeth Warren and Brian Leiter and not, quite reasonably, me. [read post]
29 Apr 2007, 8:42 am
On the Volokh Conspiracy, Todd Zywicki writes to pooh-pooh the latest story about politicization in the Justice Department -- this one a Washington Post story noting that the DOJ will be returning to its old policy of having career attorneys rather than political appointees vetting applicants to the DOJ's honors and intern programs, and giving some back-story. [read post]
5 Jan 2010, 5:13 pm by Adam Levitin
Todd Zywicki wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed yesterday that "The most important pro-consumer innovation in payment systems of the past two decades has been the general disappearance of annual fees on most credit cards. [read post]
14 Aug 2012, 11:10 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Some of our readers might be interested in the Anthem Foundation for Objectivist Scholarship. [read post]
24 Dec 2010, 6:54 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) A nominee for least-surprising business story of the year–payday lending booms as new credit card regulations and the credit crunch reduce access to credit cards, especially for higher-risk borrowers. [read post]
30 May 2012, 10:06 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) As noted in the Boston Globe last week, it appears that Harvard may have run afoul of federal regulations in apparently identifying Elizabeth Warren as a Native American. [read post]
25 Oct 2011, 5:48 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) I’ve posted a new paper on SSRN, “The Economics and Regulation of Bank Overdraft Protection. [read post]
19 Oct 2011, 6:10 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) From today’s WSJ, “Short-Term Lenders Seize the Day”:Tough times are good times for payday lenders and pawnshops. [read post]
24 Jul 2011, 4:20 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) My colleague and TOTM blogger J.W. [read post]
10 Sep 2012, 6:04 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Congratulations to my friend and GMU colleague Josh Wright, who has just been nominated to a seat on the Federal Trade Commission. [read post]
2 Dec 2011, 12:42 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) From Yeager(1974) in the Southern Economic Journal, 41(1): 96–102:  “Concern has been expressed that the burden of consumer indebtedness is becoming so excessive as to constitute a threat to the stability of the economy. [read post]
8 Sep 2012, 7:12 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Interesting survey here. [read post]
13 Jan 2012, 11:19 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) So asks the WSJ today: The problem is that the Senate does most of its work by unanimous consent—meaning without objection from present Members and without a vote or quorum. [read post]