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Post date: Posted on: May 30, 2014

The Freakonomics Blog has re-posted a podcast discussion between Steve Levitt and Stephen Dubner about sunk costs and when, in economic analysis, it is beneficial to quit one's course of action.  Many litigators would benefit from a better understanding of sunk costs and what they represent.

Tags: Civil Litigation / Civil Procedure, Commercial Litigation, Law & Economics, Legal Industry, Legal Theory
Post date: Posted on: May 9, 2014

Stephen Landsburg has an economic and legal analysis of the pros and cons of homeownership versus rent.

Of particular interest is this point:

Tags: Law & Economics, Legislation, Real Estate / Real Property, Taxation
Post date: Posted on: April 1, 2014

Corporate and business entity taxation is a complex area, fraught with nuance. As most businesspeople are aware, however (and speaking by way of broad overgeneralization), business entities are generally taxed either as corporate or as pass-through entities.

Tags: Administrative Law, Alternative Business Entities, Commerce, Corporations, Law & Economics, Legislation, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, Taxation
Post date: Posted on: March 19, 2014

At Truth on the Market, Dan Crane has thoughts on the recent moves in New Jersey to restrict direct sales of automobiles to consumers.

Tags: Administrative Law, Commerce, Consumer Protection, Law & Economics, Legal Theory, Legislation
Post date: Posted on: March 14, 2014

Behavior, Paternalism, and Policy: Evaluating Consumer Financial Protection, a new behavioral law and economics paper by law professor Todd Zywicki and economics professor Adam Smith (really!), is available

Tags: Administrative Law, Consumer Protection, Law & Economics, Legislation
Post date: Posted on: January 6, 2014

On the pages of the New York Times, Professor Lawrence Kotlikoff of Boston University is calling for the abolition of the corporate income tax:

Tags: Administrative Law, Corporations, Law & Economics, Legislation, Taxation, Technology & Law