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On Markets and Regulation: Richard Posner’s Conservative Pragmatist Evolution

Law and Financial Markets Review, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 539-543, November 2009

Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 41-2009

6 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2009 Last revised: 11 Feb 2012

James R. Hackney, Jr.

Northeastern University - School of Law

Date Written: November 3, 2009

Abstract

Book Review: This essay reviews Richard Posner’s A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of ’08 and the Descent into Depression (Harvard University Press, 2009). Posner is a leading conservative legal theorists, a founder of the contemporary law and economics movement, and now a self-proclaimed pragmatist. The essay focuses on Posner’s ideas with regard to regulation of the financial industry in light of what he describes as an economic depression in its wake.

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Hackney, Jr., James R., On Markets and Regulation: Richard Posner’s Conservative Pragmatist Evolution (November 3, 2009). Law and Financial Markets Review, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 539-543, November 2009; Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 41-2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1499372

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