Silver spoons, not bootstraps

To hear some tell it, even around these parts, the rich make up a class so virtuous that we must not disturb the flower of their pure entrepreneurial creativity by ever taxing them an additional dime as we sink deeper and deeper into debt and consider cuts...

Title searchers and statutory damages

Today, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the RESPA case Edwards v. First American, which I will be reading shortly.  At issue is not just RESPA; the broader issue is the power of Congress to enact laws which specify statutory damages, which...

The white collar criminal mentality

The white collar criminals who are attempting to profiteer from the foreclosure crisis are just like other white collar criminals… they just don’t get that they are criminals, just like pickpockets, burglars and muggers.   Geoffrey Goldman, an...