Re: Is vs. Ought
Fri, 26 Nov 1999 10:07:52 EST

In a message dated 99-11-23 19:04:39 EST, (Robin Hanson) wrote:

> "Law and Economics" is an academic field where people use economic tools

> to understand law, and is one of the triumphs of modern economics.
> (Posner, the new Microsoft trial mediator, was a founder of the field.)
> So law can be understood as "scientifically" as any area of economics.

I was thrilled when I heard that Judge Posner was to be the Microsoft mediator. My torts professor stuck his neck out a billion years ago when he used Posner's then-new case book as our basic text in my first-year torts class. This experience went a long way to preparing me to understand and accept David Friedman's work . . .

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