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.

In defense of the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world

We have been highly critical of Zuckerberg in the past, but Peggy Noonan, an influential political pundit, takes anti-Zuckerberg “mood affiliation” bias to a whole new level in this mostly incoherent and anecdotal op-ed for The Wall Street Journal. The … Continue reading

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The evolution of the Miller Lite beer can

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Motor Scooter Nation

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More permits, less safety?

A paternalistic attempt to make Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome rock formation safer for hikers may have paradoxically backfired. In 2010, Yosemite began to issue permits through a random lottery to visitors who wanted to scale the famed 2700-meter-high Half … Continue reading

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Abolish E-Verify!

There have been many calls to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. But what if, instead of abolishing ICE, we considered a more modest political proposal? What if we just abolished E-Verify instead, a costly and ineffective … Continue reading

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Strategic public intellectuals

Check out this excellent essay by Anastasia Berg and Jon Baskin. (Hat tip: The Amazing Tyler Cowen.) This essay hit close to home, for it explores the moral amd strategic dimensions of intellectual and scholarly discourse, exposes the sheer hypocrisy … Continue reading

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Is taxation forced labor?

Our colleague Jason Waller, who teaches philosophy at Eastern Illinois University, provides a detailed description of and step-by-step guide to Robert Nozick’s influential “taxation is forced labor” argument in this fascinating book by Michael Bruce and Steven Barbone, editors, Just … Continue reading

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