Category Archives: Resources Of Interest

Goodbye to the Best of Law & Economics: Warren Samuels 1933-2011

Martha T. McCluskey I just now learned of the death last month of Warren J. Samuels, who in in my book was the best law and economics scholar of the last half century or so, and certainly one of the … Continue reading

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On the Bookshelf: Governance Femininity

In her books Cold Intimacies: The Making of Emotional Capitalism and Saving the Modern Soul: Therapy, Emotions, and the Culture of Self-Help, Eva Illouz examines the emergence of “therapeutic discourse,” an amalgam of Freudian theory and the American tradition of … Continue reading

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Servitude as the new Freedom? Reclaiming the Thirteenth Amendment

Nov. 23, 2010 Slavery might seem to be the logical stopping point of the conservative legal movement to revive policies long discredited as fundamentally unjust.   But don’t be so sure.   San Diego Law Professor Larry Alexander has just written a … Continue reading

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Imagine a Democratic Federal Reserve

Nov. 19, 2010 The Federal Reserve’s elitist power has great potential for joining strands of left and right political anger.  Right-wing critics are denouncing the recently planned $600 billion infusion from the Fed (maybe reaching $900 billion) as more evidence … Continue reading

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“Super-rich” law professors and tax policy

The controversy over Law Professor Todd Henderson’s “We are the Super Rich” blog entry, posted and then withdrawn from Truth on the Market (Sept. 15, 2010), misses how current marriage tax policy divides the not-so-rich to the benefit of the … Continue reading

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Music for the real economy

Here’s to a law and economics that blurs disciplinary boundaries into poetry (see previous post) and music.  Thanks to Anthony for these links. Rebel Diaz: Blues Scholars: Immortal Technique:

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Ode to Air by Pablo Neruda

Thanks to Professor Martha Mahoney of the University of Miami Law School for bringing our attention to this wonderful poem,  Ode to Air by Pablo Neruda, in discussions of alternative legal-economic orders at the recent ClassCrits workshop on Rethinking Economics … Continue reading

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