I have spent most of the last few years writing and revising several business law textbooks, including Business Law and Strategy with Sean Melvin and David Orozco as well as the third and fourth editions of The Legal Environment of Business. (Both textbooks were published by McGraw Hill.) This summer, however, I was able to devote myself to a wide variety of scholarly projects. In brief, I wrote up or substantially revised the following papers this summer:
- A Bayesian voting primer, where I compare and contrast quadratic voting and Ramsian voting.
- A critique of Ron Allen and Mike Pardo’s relative plausibility theory, where I explain why all proof is probabilistic.
- A Nozickian or natural rights approach to COVID-19 lockdowns, where I explain why business owners subject to “lockdown orders” are entitled to just compensation.
- Cowen’s Capitalist Manifesto, a review of Tyler Cowen’s love letter to big business.
- Frank Ramsey’s Contributions to Probability and Legal Theory, a review of Cheryl Misak’s biography of Ramsey.
- Teaching Tiger King, which was recently accepted for publication in the Saint Louis University Law Review.