Interesting Items for 5/27/2009

  • Late Night Video: Major Lazer f. Andy Milonakis “Zumbie” []
  • Gay marriage cap-and-trade []
  • For this reason, I propose that the California Supreme Court issue a supplemental ruling implementing a gay marriage cap and trade system. The total number of gay marriages in the state is capped at whatever number happened to exist presently. Once one of those marriages is dissolved, either through death or divorce, it opens up a new slot that can be auctioned off to help California’s budget crisis.
  • Schauer on Dworkin on Law as a Social Institution []
  • Frederick Schauer (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Institutions and the Concept of Law: A Reply to Ronald Dworkin (with Some Help from Neil Maccormick) on SSRN. Ronald Dworkin has maintained, against me and others, that thinking about law ‘as a kind of social institution’ ‘has neither much practical nor philosophical interest.’ […]
  • Argentina: The superpower that never was []
  • A short century ago the US and Argentina were rivals. Both were riding the first wave of globalisation at the turn of the 20th century. Both were young, dynamic nations with fertile farmlands and confident exporters. Both brought the beef of the New World to the tables of their European colonial forebears. Before the Great Depression of the 1930s, Argentina was among the 10 richest economies in the world. The millions of emigrant ­Italians and […]

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