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14 Jan 2015, 1:05 pm
except this time the owner recorded the credit union telling him why: Operation Choke Point. [read post]
30 Dec 2014, 5:46 pm
In September, the Department of Defense proposed new regulations to expand the reach of the Military Lending Act to cover several consumer credit products that previously were outside the scope of the regulation (Ballard Spahr has an excellent discussion of the proposed rule here and its dramatic assumption). [read post]
29 Dec 2014, 8:06 am
As I have illustrated previously, The New York Times has come completely off the rails when it comes to “news” coverage of consumer credit issues. [read post]
29 Dec 2014, 7:29 am
From Political Calculations: “The rise and fall of the distractingly false claim that ‘one in five women is sexually assaulted in college’ is the biggest math story of the year. [read post]
9 Dec 2014, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
“Judge dismisses ‘American Idol’ racial bias lawsuit” [Reuters] “Don’t sue your art dealer, because you won’t win” [Shane Ferro, Business Insurance on fate of Ronald Perelman suit against Larry Gagosian] Lawyer with big case pending before West Virginia high court bought plane from chief justice’s spouse [ABC, Charleston Daily Mail, WV Record] Remembering Bruno Leoni, classical liberal known for theory of superiority of decisional law… [read post]
6 Dec 2014, 2:12 pm
In recent days I’ve seen many people suggest that the lesson of recent events in Ferguson, Mo., and New York suggest that we should eliminate grand juries. [read post]
5 Dec 2014, 5:53 am
(Full disclosure: Zywicki is chairman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, my employer.) [read post]
2 Dec 2014, 8:09 am
I recently read Joseph Bottum’s marvelous book, “An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America. [read post]
1 Dec 2014, 9:52 am
This week I published a column in the American Banker summarizing my paper with Michael Flores on overdraft fees. [read post]
1 Dec 2014, 5:21 am
A reminder that Thursday December 4 from 2:00-3:30 the Mercatus Center will be hosting a book panel on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy” with comments from Steven Pearlstein, GMU Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs and Pulitzer Prize-winning business correspondent for the Washington Post, and FTC Commissioner (and GMU law professor) Josh Wright. [read post]
11 Nov 2014, 2:24 pm
Coming up Friday for anyone who is interested is the law review symposium at George Mason on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy,” co-sponsored by the GMU Law and Economics Center and the George Mason Journal of Law, Economics, & Policy. [read post]
9 Nov 2014, 5:36 am
On Thursday I sat down with the always interesting and intelligent Larry Parks for an interview for his television show on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy. [read post]
5 Nov 2014, 1:11 pm
On December 4, the Mercatus Center is hosting a program on “Consumer Credit and the American” economy. [read post]
5 Nov 2014, 9:14 am by mattson.30
Confirmed speakers include: Terry Anderson, Property and Environment Research Center, Robert Cooter, University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, Eric Helland, Claremont-McKenna College, Jonathan Klick, University of Pennsylvania, Kathryn Zeiler, Georgetown University Law Center, and Todd Zywicki, George Mason University School of Law. [read post]
5 Nov 2014, 9:10 am by mattson.30
Confirmed speakers include: Todd Zywicki, George Mason University School of Law, Fred McChesney, University of Miami School of Law, and Maxwell Stearns, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please visit the website of the individual workshops or institute to apply. [read post]
4 Nov 2014, 2:29 pm
I will be at NYU Law School on Thursday November 6 to give a talk co-sponsored by the NYU Federalist Society and NYU’s Classical Liberal Institute, “Why Everything Elizabeth Warren Told You About Consumer Credit Is Wrong. [read post]
3 Nov 2014, 4:56 am
I have posted a new article on SSRN, “The Behavioral Law and Economics of Fixed-Rate Mortgages (and Other Just-So Stories). [read post]
29 Oct 2014, 11:55 am
On November 14, the George Mason Law and Economics Center and the GMU Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy will be hosting an academic and public policy conference on “Consumer Credit and the American Economy. [read post]