Economic Analysis of Law

Author: Richard A. Posner

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9780735594425

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1009

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Economic Analysis of Law, Eighth Edition, written by the pioneer in law and economics analysis, Richard A. Posner, remains the classic text in its field. This lucid, comprehensive casebook covers every aspect of the economic analysis of the law, including the common law, public regulation of the market, business organizations and financial markets, the distribution of income and wealth, the legal process, and the Constitution and the federal system. The Eighth Edition has been substantially revised to take into account current events, including the continuing economic crisis, the re-emerging field of organization economics, and recent work by the author and others on judicial behavior. The this preeminent casebook continues to offer Coverage of the legal-economic perspective on all key areas, from common law to the constitution. Accessible, lucid, and user-friendly writing and organization: Non-quantitative approach does not assume or require prior knowledge of economics or mathematics Part and chapter organization are based on legal, not economic, concepts End-of-chapter sections reinforce and extend learning with problems and suggested further readings. The Eighth Edition has been updated and revised to reflect current economic realities: The continuing economic crisis, which began in September 2008, has led to a reexamination of some of the tenets of economics manifested in previous editions. These changes are found primarily in the following chapters: Chapter 1, The Nature of Economic Reasoning Chapter 13, The Choice Between Regulation and Common Law Chapter 14, Corporations, Secured and Unsecured Financing, Bankruptcy Chapter 15, Financial Markets In Chapter 14, Corporations, Secured and Unsecured Financing, Bankruptcy, changes have been incorporated based on the re-emerging field of organization economics. Substantial changes to reflect recent work by the author and others on judicial behavior are evident in Chapter 19, The Market, the Adversary System, and the Legislative Process as Methods of Resource Allocation. Significant changes have also been made in the following chapters: Chapter 3, Property Chapter 4, Contract Rights and Remedies Chapter 17, Taxation Chapter 21, Civil and Criminal Procedure
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Total Collapse: The Case Against Responsibility and Morality

Author: Stephen Kershnar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319769502

Category: Philosophy

Page: 193

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This book argues that there is no morality and that people are not morally responsible for what they do. In particular, it argues that what people do is neither right nor wrong and that they are neither praiseworthy nor blameworthy for doing it. Morality and moral responsibility lie at the heart of how we view the world. In our daily life, we feel that people act rightly or wrongly, make the world better or worse, and are virtuous or vicious. These policies are central to our justifying how we see the world and treat others. In this book, the author argues that our views on these matters are false. He presents a series of arguments that threaten to undermine our theoretical and practical worldviews. The philosophical costs of denying moral responsibility and morality are enormous. It does violence to philosophical positions that many people took a lifetime to develop. Worse, it does violence to our everyday view of people. A host of concepts that we rely on daily (praiseworthy, blameworthy, desert, virtue, right, wrong, good, bad, etc.) fail to refer to any property in the world and are thus deeply mistaken. This book is of interest to philosophers, lawyers, and humanities professors as well as people interested in morality, law, religion, and public policy.
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Torts

Keyed to Courses Using Epstein's Cases and Materials on Torts

Author: Casenote Legal Briefs

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735571821

Category: Law

Page: 235

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After your casebook, Casenote Legal Briefs will be your most important reference source for the entire semester. It is the most popular legal briefs series available, with over 140 titles, and is relied on by thousands of students for its expert case summaries, comprehensive analysis of concurrences and dissents, as well as of the majority opinion in the briefs. Casenote Legal Briefs Features: Keyed to specific casebooks by title/author Most current briefs available Redesigned for greater student accessibility Sample brief with element descriptions called out Redesigned chapter opener provides rule of law and page number for each brief Quick Course Outline chart included with major titles Revised glossary in dictionary format
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Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking

Cases and Materials

Author: N.A

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735550629

Category: Law

Page: 1856

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This popular casebook is highly regarded for its ability to provide a solid introduction to the practical realities of constitutional decision-making by taking a distinctive historical approach. In its revised and updated Fifth Edition, PROCESSES OF CONSTITUTIONAL DECISIONMAKING is an invaluable tool for teaching students the origins and development of constitutional doctrine. Proven effective through years of successful classroom use, the casebook: traces the historical, political, and social development of constitutional law, then considers constitutional questions in a broad historical context presents cutting-edge contributions from important contemporary legal scholars discusses seminal cases from the annals of history that show the relevance of historical materials to modern constitutional analysis provides full treatment of the important issues of civil rights, federalism, and separation of powers draws on the combined expertise of an outstanding author team contains particularly strong chapters on the constitutional treatment of sex equality and race Longtime users will find much new information in the Fifth Edition, including: timely coverage of civil liberties during wartime revised and expanded treatment of constitutional rights of sexual orientation minorities more material on rights of the poor and constitutional rights in the welfare state full analysis of new doctrines on federalism and civil rights powers
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Environmental Protection

Law and Policy

Author: N.A

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1175

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If you're ready to tackle the fundanmental questions surrounding modern environmental law, this comprehensive revision of the classic casebook is your ideal teaching tool. In ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Law and Policy, Third Edition, The authors closely examine the premise that environmental law has progressed from an anti-pollution, and anti-public works movement to a more established perspective that influences all decisions on the use of natural resources. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Law and Policy, leads students to a deep understanding of the legal, policy, and regulatory aspects, one step at a time by: Opening the book with two cases that raise basic issues - 'What is environmentalism?' and 'What are the sources of environmental law/' - that immediately show the relevance of the interdisciplinary material. Advancing the discussion with a blend of foundational cases And The latest court decisions to explore important topics. Offering more accessible notes that present basic information about the purpose of regulatory programs and also provide alternative and supplementary perspectives on the principle cases. Integrating domestic and international environmental law to show how U.S. law has shaped international law and how evolving international norms are influencing U.S. law. Drawing interdisciplinary materials from the three major sources of environmentalism - science, ethics, and economics - convey the underpinnings of environmental law a well as their limits. Asking pointed questions so students can develop their own perspectives on the pros and cons of various policy instruments. Incorporating charts and graphics throughout the book for more engaging discussions and greater accessibility. The authors cover all the traditional course topics, including: the extent to which environmental law builds on the common law of torts the changing nature of regulatory programs, with separate chapters on the Clean Water And The Clean Air Acts They also incorporate new material on: emissions trading global climate change efforts to reduce automobile usage sustainable development biiodiversity protection environmental justice pollution prevention greater individual-consumer responsibility for environmental protection endangered species the tension between biodiversity protection And The protection of private property enforcement issues
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