Category Archives: Politics

Dear Black People, Part Two

Nine African Americans—a beloved pastor, a track coach, and a grandmother among them—were murdered by a White racist who, in his own words, hoped to spark a civil war and get his country back. It is obvious that the killer/terrorist … Continue reading

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Dear Black People

Dear Black People, I just wanted to write to say I am sorry about Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and the others too numerous too list. About Brown, the process that resulted in a decision not to indict Darren … Continue reading

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Coase’s Conception of Production Factor Costs (and the Coasean Challenge)

Here I want to lay out Coase’s conception of production factor costs as articulated in The Problem of Social Cost.  Coase’s conception of production factor costs has very significant implications for what might be called the “Coasean Challenge”–a challenge which in my view has been … Continue reading

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Coase’s Critique of the Neoclassical Model–Coase Minus the Coase Theorem

Coase Minus the Coase Theorem, is among other things an attempt to retrieve the meaning of Ronald Coase’s famous article, The Problem of Social Cost, 3 J. L. & Econ. 1 (1960) As I try to show, Coase advanced a … Continue reading

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Earth Day, Dog Whistles, and Zero Sum Politics

The Supreme Court’s decision today in Schuette v. Bamn would seem to have little to do with Earth Day. The Court, in a fractured majority decision, upheld Michigan’s voter-enacted ban on race based affirmative action programs in state institutions, including … Continue reading

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Travels in America, Part One

I was on the Atlanta-Greensboro leg of a trip to Wake Forest University for a conference on Law and Violence.  The man seated next to me and I struck up a conversation, starting with the usual small talk. “What takes … Continue reading

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The Anthropocene: Everything and Nothing New

We have been kind of quiet here at brazenandtenured. Maybe it’s better that way. A friend of mine once disclosed that his goal as a professor was to write as little as possible as well as possible. Most of the … Continue reading

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