Tag Archives: Civil War

150 years ago today …

General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia was decisively defeated at the Battle of Appomattox Court House on the morning of 9 April 1865, and General Lee formally signed surrender documents in the afternoon of April 9. (Above is a map of the military engagement preceding General … Continue reading

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Is the Coase theorem unfalsifiable?

Our recent discussions with Glen Whitman about slavery, Haitian zombies, and the Coase Theorem has led us to think deeper about the relation between the Coase Theorem and other “legal failures.” (We consider the institution of slavery a paradigm case of … Continue reading

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