Friday, March 15, 2013

George Mason is this year’s George Mason

With the Big Dance fast approaching, everyone is asking, “Who will be this year’s George Mason?”  Well, I guess it won’t be George Mason, as they lost a heart-breaker in their conference tourney.  But they do have good taste in law review articles.  Stay tuned for my newest article, “An Alternative to the Wrong-Person Defense” which will appear in the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal this fall.  In the meantime, check out the blog post on which the article was based, and check out GMU’s Civil Rights Law Blog, which is full of chocolatey cookie goodness for the libertarian-minded reader.  Oh, and enjoy March Madness.       

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Paul Campos: “Damn it feels good to be a gansta”

Paul Campos is a law professor who started and, sadly, recently ended a blog titled “Inside the Law School Scam.”  The title of the blog speaks for itself, and there is little I can write about Campos that hasn’t already been written.  But a little is better than nothing, so here goes:

The next bubble is here

We all know about the housing bubble.  Lenders gave out money willy-nilly, people accepted it to buy homes, this increased demand and artificially drove up prices, and then the housing market crashed.  (I’m sure an economist would quibble with much of that phraseology, but you get the point.)  And while our economy is still feeling the effects, the next bubble is already here.  Unfortunately, it could easily have been prevented.  And although much of the damage is already done, it’s still possible to rein it in.  The new bubble, if you haven’t guessed, is educational debt.