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CELS VII: Data is Revealing Part 2

  [This is part 2 of my recap of the Penn edition of CELS, promised here. For Part 1, click here.  For previous installments in the CELS recap series, see CELS III, IV, V, and VI, VII.] Where were we?  I know: throwing stink-bombs at a civil procedure panel! At the crack of dawn saturday I stumbled into the Contracts II panel. Up first was [...]

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The Economics of the Baby Shortage: A Horrifying Counter-example

In Landes and Posner’s famous, The Economics of the Baby Shortage, the authors consider the possibility that baby buyers are likely to self-selecting monsters.  Not so, they argue, as “Moreover, concern for child abuse should not be allowed to obscure the fact that abuse is not the normal motive for adopting a child.  And once [...]

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