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There is an excellent post on Time.com addressing the legal issues in the SEC’s insider trading case against Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. I spoke to the reporter at some length and was really impressed with her concern for getting it right, which is reflected in the care and...
An interesting new paper by economists V.V. Chari, Lawrence Christiano, and Patrick Kehoe, who are affiliated with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, raises doubts as to some of the chief arguments made in favor of the bailout. The authors concede that there is a financial sector...
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The attentive reader will have noted that posting has dropped way off. First, there was the vacation. Too much fun to worry about posting. Then there was the Christmas to New Years-plus cold. Then school started. And now the cold has turned into bronchitis. All of which has left me with little...
Frank Pasquale endorses Jack Balkin’s endorsement of ideology: Apparently the message of Tom Daschle’s confirmation hearing today was standard anti-partisan fare: “‘We will be guided by evidence and effectiveness, not by ideology,’ Mr. Daschle told the Senate...
I haven’t checked in with the guys at RSU since the election, but they pretty much capture my attitude about 2008: [continued on site]
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The new year is only nine days old and already the Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress are providing us with all sorts of comic relief: First, Harry Reid and the Senate Democratic Caucus categorically refused to seat Blagojevich stooge Roland Burris. Then they realized the whole thing...
Cardinal Renato Martino recently compared Gaza to a “big concentration camp.” This provoked outrage, as well it should: The Israeli Foreign Ministry said that this amounted to “Hamas propaganda”, and accused the cardinal of ignoring Hamas’s “numerous...
Carter’s column on why the war in Gaza was Israel’s fault includes this gem: Hamas wanted a comprehensive cease-fire in both the West Bank and Gaza, and the Israelis refused to discuss anything other than Gaza. What Hamas wants is the destruction of Israel. Every analysis of the...