Author Archives: F. E. Guerra-Pujol

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.

Epilogue: are UBI schemes doomed to fail?

What lessons does the ill-fated 1970 guaranteed income bill teach us today? What timely takeaways, if any, can we obtain from this legislative debacle? After all, this political theater took place several generations ago; the leading players are all dead. … Continue reading

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Death by committee

I have been posting excerpts from my latest draft “Guaranteed Income: Chronicle of a Political Death Foretold.” Here is an excerpt from Act III, the concluding act of my political morality tale, which also introduces the villain of my story–another … Continue reading

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An unlikely alliance

In previous posts, I shared excerpts from the Prologue and from Act I of my political morality tale “Guaranteed Income: Chronicle of a Political Death Foretold.” Here is an excerpt from Act II (footnotes below the fold), which describes how … Continue reading

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A beautiful idea

Yesterday, we posted a link to our most recent work-in-progress entitled “Guaranteed Income: Chronicle of a Political Death Foretold,” which  revisits the rise and fall of The Family Assistance Act of 1970. Had this historic bill been enacted into law, … Continue reading

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Rick Astley forever

Along with Earth, Wind, & Fire’s classic song “September,” Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” (released in 1987) was one of my favorite songs when I was growing up. Now, check out this “Oral History of Rickrolling” by Brian … Continue reading

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Guaranteed Income: Chronicle of a Political Death Foretold

That is the title of my latest scholarly essay, which will be published in a special issue of The Chapman Law Review this spring. Below is an excerpt from the prologue of my paper (footnotes are below the fold): “This … Continue reading

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Why is it wrong to steal signs in baseball?

Update (1/15): If it’s not wrong for players to steal signs (and not a single baseball player on the Houston Astros was punished by the Commissioner of Major League Baseball), why is it wrong for team managers or the front … Continue reading

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