Category Archives: Politics

Final Exams (Suggested Templates)

    In light of the recent election and the desire of professors to remain relevant, here are some suggested templates for use in drafting final exams within your department. Economics What does the high-end commercial construction business teach us … Continue reading

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American Absurd

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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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