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20 Sep 2013, 10:00 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) From The Atlantic–better customer service and lower prices (for many) than banks: As part of my research as an urban policy professor at The New School, I recently spent four months working weekly, eight-hour shifts as a teller at RiteCheck, a check cashing business in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx. [read post]
8 Oct 2013, 4:59 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) I’m returning to my old stomping grounds of Mississippi this week, where I spent two wonderful years last century (1996-1998). [read post]
7 Nov 2013, 6:25 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Cass Sunstein had a couple of columns on Bloomberg here and here on Whittaker Chambers and the Tea Party (sort of hard to describe, so I’ll just leave it at that). [read post]
11 Aug 2021, 6:00 am by Legal Talk Network
Joe and Kathryn chat about the lawsuit against George Mason University brought by GMU Law School -- better known by their unfortunately chosen name "ASSLaw" -- law professor Todd Zywicki over his refusal to get vaccinated. [read post]
29 Aug 2013, 12:17 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) John Taylor of  the Hoover Institution has a short post linking to an interview and his new book on rules-based economic policy. [read post]
23 Feb 2012, 4:11 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) In an article several years ago I noted several of the unusual bedfellows made between certain industries and environmental groups: The presence of these “gains to trade” politics may explain the otherwise puzzling financial support of industry for environmental interest groups. [read post]
28 Apr 2007, 3:40 pm
HIRING "SCANDALS" AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: Todd Zywicki is far from scandalized: Oh my goodness--a bust of James Madison in his very office! [read post]
23 Mar 2007, 4:55 am
Todd Zywicki posts at the Volokh Conspiracy on the issue of professional licensing as a form of economic protectionism; the comment section quickly turns to the issue of attorney licensing. [read post]
19 Mar 2008, 6:40 pm
Todd Zywicki and Joseph Adamson of George Mason have a new article at SSRN offering a conservative law-and-economics take on the subprime mortgage lending crisis. [read post]
5 Oct 2011, 4:08 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) Not reporting results, but that for the first time ever I was actually called last night by the Qunnipiac Poll. [read post]
11 Dec 2011, 2:07 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) You just get your buddy the Secretary of the Treasury to give you insider information at the same time that he is telling the public something completely different. [read post]
19 Jul 2010, 5:13 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) The Washington Post’s Ombudsman Andrew Alexander dedicated his column this week to the Post’s puzzling silence on the DOJ’s dismissal of the New Black Panther voter intimidation case over the past several months. [read post]
6 Apr 2012, 9:13 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) As readers know, my concern about regulation of consumer credit and retail banking is that inefficient efforts to “protect” consumers by regulating prices and terms of credit can have severe unintended consequences by reducing access to higher-quality options (such as credit cards and debit cards) and push consumers to use less-preferred options involuntarily (such as payday lenders and check cashers). [read post]
21 May 2010, 2:04 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) This column by Brian Johnson has been getting a great deal of attention since it was published Wednesday (as of today it is still the fifth most widely-shared piece on the Washington Times website). [read post]
1 May 2012, 2:20 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) One of the obvious questions prompted by the public recognition that Elizabeth Warren’s claimed Native American ancestry is what it takes for someone to avail themselves of the preferential treatment afforded to racial and cultural minorities in hiring–and in particular, can someone assert the identity if they are only 1/32 and have absolutely no cultural ties, such as tribal membership. [read post]
13 Feb 2012, 2:19 pm by Ilya Somin
The legal scholar amici include Steve Calabresi, James Ely, Steve Presser, and Volokh Conspiracy bloggers Jonathan Adler and Todd Zywicki, among others. [read post]
3 May 2010, 4:52 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) When I was in college during the Reagan years the accepted wisdom on the limited government side of the aisle was that the only way to limit government spending was to first reduce government revenues. [read post]
20 May 2011, 8:46 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) One of the commenters on Jonathan’s post on the filibuster of Goodwin Liu links to an LA Times story where politicians suggest that Republicans are going to pay a political price for filibustering him. [read post]
29 Jul 2011, 1:08 pm by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) I’ve tended to side with the more hawkish Tea Party Republicans in the debt ceiling debate just because I always side with those who want to cut spending the most. [read post]
9 Oct 2010, 7:24 am by Todd Zywicki
(Todd Zywicki) This summer, shortly before Dodd-Frank was enacted, I offered several suggestions on how the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection could be made more consumer-friendly. [read post]