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15 May 2016, 11:43 am by Jonathan H. Adler
My co-blogger Todd Zywicki and Lloyd Cohen — two GMUSL professors — write about the hypocrisy and strange notions of tolerance embraced by critics of the name change in National Review: We had thought that our combined 50-plus years as law professors had jaded us to the point where we could be surprised no more by the antics of academics, yet we were still unprepared for what came next: efforts by faculty in other departments of the university to derail the gifts… [read post]
13 May 2016, 8:35 am
" Online at National Review, George Mason law professors Lloyd Cohen and Todd Zywicki have an essay titled "Intolerance of Tolerance at George Mason University; The Left complains about naming a law school after a Supreme Court justice. [read post]
24 Apr 2016, 8:52 am by Jeff Sovern
  For example, here is what Todd Zywicki wrote in his recent testimony before the Senate Banking Committee (footnote omitted): By imposing a regulatory regime that substitutes the judgment of bureaucrats for consumer decisions, Dodd-Frank has raised prices and cut off access to mortgages, credit cards, and bank accounts, harming millions of American families that use credit to improve their lives and depressing economic growth. [read post]
12 Mar 2016, 5:43 pm by Todd Zywicki
There has been some discussion — including by Donald Trump himself recently — that  if one Republican candidate or another loses the nomination at a contested convention in Cleveland, then that person might “bolt” and run as a third-party candidate. [read post]
2 Mar 2016, 5:30 am by Todd Zywicki
Following the South Carolina primary, an interesting article by Michael Harrington went around Facebook that speculated that Donald Trump’s victory in the South Carolina primary was attributable to Democrats voting in the Republican (open) primary. [read post]
25 Feb 2016, 5:38 am by Doug Cornelius
Sources: The State and Fate of Community Banking by Marshall Lux and Robert Greene New study finds that Dodd-Frank has promoted industry consolidation and killed community banks by Todd Zywicki in the Washington Post‘s The Volokh Conspiracy Strong Private Equity Fundraising Continues in 2014 Regulating Away Competition: The Effect of Regulation on Entrepreneurship and Employment by James Bailey, Diana Thomas [read post]
10 Feb 2016, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
More: “Sorry Bernie, Wall Street Wasn’t Deregulated Pre-Crash” [Jared Meyer, Forbes] Auto lender shakedowns by Obama CFPB and DoJ continue, latest is Toyota for $21.9 million [WSJ] “Obama bullied bank to pay racial settlement without proof: report” [Paul Sperry, New York Post] Delaware Chancery Court takes step toward countering plaintiff lawyers who sue on almost every deal, still has many miles to go [Ronald Barusch, WSJ “Dealpolitik”] New York… [read post]
3 Feb 2016, 5:22 am by Todd Zywicki
Members of the judiciary (of all types and levels) may be interested in an upcoming program that the Law & Economics Center Judicial Education Program is hosting, on the Economics and Law of Public Pension Reform. [read post]
20 Jan 2016, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Sorry, it’s not that simple [Todd Zywicki] “The war against cash”: government vs. the cash economy [Daniel Mitchell, Cato, first and second post] New IRS authority to secure revocation of passports should give pause to everyone concerned about American liberty [Investors Business Daily] Tags: banks, Bernie Sanders, Crisis of 2008, FATCA, Hillary Clinton, taxes, Wall Street Banking and finance roundup is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high… [read post]
13 Jan 2016, 7:45 am by Todd Zywicki
A friend called to my attention an essay by Harold Pollack that was posted on Vox last week, “How new regulations saved consumers billions in credit card fees. [read post]
28 Dec 2015, 6:19 am by Steve Bainbridge
Todd Zywicki posts an essay carrying the above title: This is congressional testimony provided to the United States House of Representative Committee on Financial Services at a hearing entitled, “The... [[ This is a content summary only. [read post]
27 Dec 2015, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
., Stephen Crimmins, Todd Pettys, Tuan Samahon, moderated by F. [read post]
18 Nov 2015, 6:57 am by Todd Zywicki
Earlier this fall I wrote a law review article on “The Law and Economics of Consumer Debt Collection and Its Regulation. [read post]
22 Oct 2015, 10:54 am by Adam Levitin
The chief evidence for the supposed disappearance of free checking comes from (no surprise), an unpublished paper by Todd Zywicki, Geoff Manne, and Julian Morris. [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]
7 Oct 2015, 9:30 pm by Michael A. Fletcher
Todd Zywicki maintains in his recent paper summarizing testimony given to the U.S. [read post]
1 Oct 2015, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
[Business Insider] Amid court setbacks, SEC says it might tinker with its use of in-house administrative judges after all [David Michaels, Bloomberg] “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Arbitration Study: A Summary and Critique” [Jason Scott Johnston and Todd Zywicki, SSRN] “Rand Paul and Five Expats Sue the Feds Over FATCA” [Matt Welch, Reason, earlier on this exceedingly bad law] Sen. [read post]