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Post date: Posted on: July 18, 2014

One of the critical issues in employment law is the determination of whether an individual worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor.  As David Anthony noted last month in his

Tags: Labor and Employment, Law & Economics
Post date: Posted on: July 15, 2014

At Bloomberg View, Megan McArdle posts on the effect of advancing technology on crime:

Tags: Criminal Law, Law & Economics, Technology & Law
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