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Text of my remarks on Facebook’s new supreme court

Corporate Governance with Bayesian Voting: The Case of Facebook’s New Supreme Court F. E. Guerra-Pujol, University of Central Florida Mark Zuckerberg recently established an ostensibly-independent Oversight Board or private court (“the Facebook Supreme Court”) with the power to review some … Continue reading

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Valentine’s in September

Today (Sept. 26) is National Love Note Day! Or was it yesterday? Either way, this is for you.

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Preview of Class #5: The Trolley Problem

As I mentioned in my previous post, Class #5 is devoted to the Trolley Problem–a classic moral dilemma in which we must make a split-second decision whether to save five innocent lives at the cost of one innocent life. Generally … Continue reading

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The Prisoner’s Dilemma: A Postscript

I will provide an overview of my next class session in Advanced Topics in Law (Class #5), which will be devoted to the trolley problem, in the next day or two. Today, however, I would like to say one more … Continue reading

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Are mathematical axioms falsifiable?

Update (9/25): Professor Landsburg wrote up a thoughtful and excellent explanation of his position here (see comment #12). Because I am busy preparing for two different talks this weekend and two sets of law lectures thereafter (one on Monday; the … Continue reading

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French Riviera: Must See Places

Most of us can only dream about where we’d like to visit next however I would encourage you to do more than just dream. Plan and prepare for when we … French Riviera: Must See Places

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Dancy on Parfit

Check out Jonathan Dancy’s short intellectual biography of the late great Derek Parfit (pictured below), an Anglo moral philosopher who developed a new field of “meta-ethics.” Here is an excerpt from Dancy’s tribute to Parfit: “But by the end of … Continue reading

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The Story of “The Cattle King” and his Karikal Mahal Palace

When wealthy Indian cattle merchant Moona Kadir (Kader) Sultan (1863-1937) built his mansion Karikal Mahal at East Coast Road in 1917, it was one of … The Story of “The Cattle King” and his Karikal Mahal Palace

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Preview of Class #4 (Part 2)

I described the game theory logic of “social dilemmas” or multi-player prisoners’ dilemmas in a previous post. In this follow-up post, let’s consider a specific example of a social dilemma: the problem of “climate change” or global warming. As the … Continue reading

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RBG Forever

I had the great honor of meeting Ruth Bader Ginsburg on 29 May 2007, the day on which I officially joined the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). Some background: I was part of a small … Continue reading

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