Law and Economics

Using Political Futures Markets to Forecast Your Estate Tax Exemption

You can tell your readers care about you when for four weeks you don’t post, and they begin to inquire after your health. Thank you, and your publisher is pleased to report that he is alive and very well! This has been a very busy month. No one seems to have gotten the memo that […]


Machiavelli: Family Business Management Consultant?

You were not needing your morning cup of coffee to stay awake while reading this New York Times article last week featuring George Cloutier.  The article’s title says it all: “Fire Your Relatives. Scare Your Employees. And Stop Whining. ” If the reporter on the story, Kermit Pattison, hasn’t considered law as a “Plan B” career […]