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Cost-Benefit Analysis and Relative Position
(University of Chicago Law School, 2000)
Current estimates of regulatory benefits are too low, and likely far too low, because they ignore a central point about valuation - namely, that people care not only about their absolute economic position, but also about ...
What Did Lawrence Hold? Of Autonomy, Desuetude, Sexuality, and Marriage
(The Law School of the University of Chicago, 2003)
The Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas is best seen as a cousin to Griswold v. Connecticut, invalidating a ban on the use of contraception within marriage,and Reed v. Reed, invalidating a preference for men over ...
Social and Economic Rights? Lessons from South Africa
Do social and economic rights belong in a democratic constitution? Skeptics have wondered whether it is possible to constitutionalize such rights without imposing an untenable managerial responsibility on courts. In an ...
Libertarian Paternalism Is Not an Oxymoron
The idea of libertarian paternalism might seem to be an oxymoron, but it is both possible and legitimate for private and public institutions to affect behavior while also respecting freedom of choice. Often people’s ...
Informational Regulation and Informational Standing: Akins and Beyond
(University of Pennsylvania, 2014-09-18)
This Article discusses informational regulation and informational standing. It outlines the rise of informational regulation as an alternative to government command-and-control and offers a discussion of why and when ...
Statistics, Not Experts
(Duke University School of Law, 2001)
Do People Want Optimal Deterrence?
(University of Chicago Law School, 2014-09-18)
This paper tests the question whether people favor optimal deterrence policies. More particularly, it asks whether people are willing to increase penalties when the probability of detection is low, or to decrease penalties ...
Impeaching the President
(University of Pennsylvania, 1998)
Introduction to Symposium: Homo Economicus, Homo Myopicus, and the Law and Economics of Consumer Choice
(University of Chicago Press, 2006)
In law and politics, some people are trimmers. They attempt to steer between the poles. Trimming might be defended as a heuristic for what is right, as a means of reducing political conflict over especially controversial ...