Less than the Least

Entries from Less than the Least tagged with 'Obama administration'

Last Week's Church-State Case--Skeel

For those who might be interested, here is a little column I wrote on an important new church-state case (Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn) that was argued in the Supreme Court last week. One interesting dimension of the case...

Bailouts and Preemptive Strikes--Skeel

One of many interesting questions I was asked while presenting a paper called “Bankruptcy or Bailouts?” at Professor Ted Janger’s bankruptcy seminar at Brooklyn Law School yesterday was whether there’s a connection between the ethos that led to the Bush...

Consumer Financial Protection Agency--Skeel

The most surprising of Obama administration’s new financial reform proposals would establish a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency to look after consumers’ interests in financial services contracts such as credit cards and mortgages. It’s been discussed in Washington for many months,...

Reforming the Health Care System--Stuntz

It’s often claimed that other Western nations achieve as good or better outcomes from their nationalized health care systems as Americans achieve with our strange mix of private and government-funded health insurance—and at far less cost. Assuming that claim is true,...

Clinton and Geithner, not Holbrooke and Summers--Stuntz

According to news reports, Timothy Geithner, chair of the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, will be the new Treasury Secretary--not Larry Summers. Perhaps Hillary Clinton and Summers in the top two slots was one ex-Clinton official too many: as...