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Long review: of land (and other) registration

Benito Arruñada, Institutional Foundations of Impersonal Exchange: Theory and Policy of Contractual Registries: This book’s only significant weakness is the extremely dry and abstract way in which it’s written; theoretically it is extremely helpful in explaining the special functions of … Continue reading

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Reading list: Shakespeare’s literary disputes

Bonus points for beginning with a great Hamlet quote (the best use of which I ever saw was a production that arranged the scenes so that when Hamlet disparages what he’s reading as “words, words, words” he is reading his … Continue reading

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Reading list: empirical evidence about FTC’s substantiation standard

Sungho Cho &Yongjae Kim, Empirical Rationalization of Prior Substantiation Doctrine: Federal Trade Commission v. Reebok & Sketchers, 29 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 55 (2016) (not apparently available online—update that website, Loyola Consumer Law Review!) ABSTRACT Companies frequently make efficacy claims … Continue reading

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Reading list: Placebo effects of marketing

Yann Cornil et al., Does Red Bull Give Wings to Vodka? Placebo Effects of Marketing Labels on Perceived Intoxication and Risky Attitudes and Behaviors Forthcoming, Journal of Consumer Psychology Abstract: Why sexual assaults and car accidents are associated with the … Continue reading

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Reading list: Pam Samuelson on bottom-up and top-down theories of fair use

Pamela Samuelson, The Relative Virtues of Bottom-Up and Top-Down Theories of Fair Use A Response to Abraham Bell and Gideon Parchomovsky, The Dual-Grant Theory of Fair Use, 83 U Chi L Rev 1051 (2016). Abstract: This Essay explains why I … Continue reading

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Reading list: a credit card nudge that seemed to work

The power of light-touch financial education: A demonstration with credit card revolvers JAN 19, 2017 Can simple guidelines, or rules to live by, help consumers reduce their credit card debt? Can they be useful as a financial education tool? The … Continue reading

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Reading list: new governors of online speech

Kate Klonick, The New Governors: The People, Rules, and Processes Governing Online Speech Harvard Law Review, Forthcoming Abstract Private online platforms have an increasingly essential role in free speech and participation in democratic culture. But while it might appear that … Continue reading

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