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.

They had style, they had grace …

(With apologies to Madonna.) While many of you are fast asleep or binging on contemporary Netflix shows, I have been staying up late all week savoring many film noir classics. Last night, for example, the Movies! TV Network broadcasted the … Continue reading

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Summer books

I will resume blogging next week about my European travels (Paris and Venice) as well as about legal positivism. In the meantime, now that I am done with teaching until the fall, I will be turning my full attention to … Continue reading

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Postcards from Paris

Following up on my previous post, below are four nocturnal snapshots from my 2019 summer sojourn with Sydjia in the City of Light. Faites-vous plaisir!

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We’ll always have Paris!

Last year on this day my wife and I arrived in Paris, where I attended Brian Leiter’s summer seminar on legal positivism. I will finally get around to blogging about Professor Leiter’s excellent seminar soon …

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Did someone say “infrastructure”?

What if the leaders of the world got together and agreed to build a universal metro system for the entire globe? Via Reddit (u/picrazy2): “Presenting MetroWorld … a network of 276 stations and 11 lines, with 11 hubs and 11 … Continue reading

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Farewell to my summer students

This summer was the first time I have ever taught a course online from start to finish, and somehow, I ended up having a wonderful experience recording my low-budget videos and using Tiger King to explore the legal and ethical … Continue reading

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Alternative salutations

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Noche de San Juan

Tonight is “la noche de San Juan”, one of the quirky traditions that I miss the most about the Island of Puerto Rico, where I lived from 1993 to 2009. On June 23, “sanjuaneros” (people who live in the San … Continue reading

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Memo to Nate Silver

Updated and expanded (4:00pm): Instead of relying on public opinion polls, which were notoriously unreliable last time around and which–as you yourself ended up conceding–caused you to screw up big time, why not use a proxy–such as online sales of … Continue reading

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Paternalists versus doers (pandemic edition)

Chalk up another victory for markets and free enterprise! The polemical Nassim Nicholas Taleb (or NNT of “Black Swan” fame) recently wrote up and posted this excellent essay identifying six errors in reasoning about face masks. Among the usual suspects … Continue reading

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