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“Top Differences Between the UCC and the Common Law of Contracts”

July 17th, 2013 No comments

Prof. Cunningham has a good post, “Top Differences Between the UCC and the Common Law of Contracts” . For example:

6. Acceptance by Shipment: buyer orders for “prompt shipment” can be accepted either by promise or prompt shipment, at the seller’s election. 2-206. – See more at: http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/2013/07/top-differences-between-the-ucc-and-the-common-law-of-contracts.html#more-77709

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Why the Rich Are Underpaid

June 27th, 2013 No comments

Prof. Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution talks about Prof. Mankiw’s discussion of taxes, the top 1%, and productivity. I had a thought: The most productive employees are paid too little, including the most productive CEO’s. Read more…

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Mad Max and the Rule of Law

March 17th, 2009 2 comments

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome has a great phrase from Bartertown law, which perhaps I’ve even improved here:

“Bust a deal: spin the wheel”.

The wheel is a wheel of fortune with various punishments for breach of contract, including death.

Somehow I thought of that when I hear many supposedly free market, rule-of-law Americans saying that the government should force AIG to breach its contracts with its employees and not pay them the bonus amounts specified in the contracts, changing the law if necessary so the employees cannot have recourse to the courts to get their contracts honored. Even primitive societies believe that people should keep their contracts or pay damages.

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