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Poverty and Economic Justice Books
Economic Efficiency in Law and Economics by 'Economic Efficiency in Law and Economics is an interesting and worthwhile book.' - Megan Richardson, Economic Record 'Zerbe's new book is high-powered and potentially important.' - Bill Goodman, Monthly Labor Review In this path-breaking book, Richard Zerbe introduces a new way to think about the concept of economic efficiency that is both consistent with its historical derivation and more useful than concepts currently used. He establishes an expanded version of Kaldor-Hicks efficiency as an axiomatic system that both answers critics of efficiency and allows an expanded range for efficiency analysis. In doing this he shows that most proponents and critics of the application of economic efficiency in normative analysis have made important mistakes. He applies the new analysis to a number of hard and fascinating cases, including the economics of duelling, cannibalism and rape. He develops a new theory of common law efficiency and indicates the circumstances under which the common law will be inefficient.
Call Number: K487.E3Z47 2001
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Economic Justice by This casebook provides a means to further the conversation between critical legal scholarship and law and economics. It addresses what economics can tell us about democracy and the law, what theories of justice can tell us about economic theory and the law, why no legal language addressing class in the United States exists and what such a language might look like, and more. It uses the problem of racial and gender injustice as a basis to interrogate both critical theory and economic theory. The second edition provides a timely new chapter on the financial collapse and more.
Publication Date: 2010-12-01
Taxation, Economic Prosperity, and Distributive Justice by What constitutes a just tax system, and what are its moral foundations? Should a society's tax regime be designed to achieve a just distribution of wealth among its citizens, or should such a regime be designed to promote economic growth, rising standards of living, and increasing levels of employment? Are these two goals compatible or incompatible? Why should justice not require, or at least lead to, an increase in general prosperity? The essays in this volume examine the history of tax policies and the normative principles that have informed the selection of various types of taxes and tax regimes; economic data to discover which tax policies lead to economic growth; particular theories of justice or property rights regarding the design of tax systems; and other essays propose specific tax reforms. Still others challenge traditional theories of taxation, offering new ways of understanding the fiscal relationship between governments and their citizens.
Publication Date: 2006-08-14
Poverty and Economic Justice
Poverty and Consumer Protections Books
Consumer Protection Law in a Nutshell by This reliable source explores the traditional areas in consumer protection and covers the state and federal laws dealing with electronic transactions. Expert discussion includes topics on public and private actions to regulate consumer markets; methods of inducing consumer transaction; the consumer credit market; credit reports; identity theft; credit repair; and equal access to credit. Text also addresses disclosure terms in consumer transactions, regulating the cost of credit, and other terms in consumer transactions.
Publication Date: 2006-05-03
Poverty and Consumer Protections