Category Archives: Books

Free Book: “Law and Economics, 6th edition” by Robert Cooter & Thomas Ulen

Free Book: Robert Cooter & Thomas Ulen, Law and Economics, 6th edition is available here.  [Note for those writing about law and economics, this, along with the Posner textbook, is one of the classic textbooks in the field and it is now available online for free.]

New Book: “Poverty in America—and What to Do About It”

img-poverty-in-america_151844823090-379x586New Book: American Enterprise Institute, Poverty in America—and What to Do About It (2016).  [The book can be downloaded in whole or by chapter.]

Contents

I. THE BIG PICTURE: A CONSERVATIVE SOCIAL JUSTICE
AGENDA
   

► “BE OPEN-HANDED TOWARD YOUR BROTHERS”
Arthur C. Brooks

II. THE FOCUS: POVERTY, NOT INEQUALITY     

► POVERTY, NOT INCOME INEQUALITY, IS THE CHALLENGE
WE MUST ADDRESS

Aparna Mathur

III. ANTIPOVERTY POLICY: HAND-UP SOLUTIONS FOR
POOR AMERICANS
 

► EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT DOES A BETTER JOB OF LIFTING WORKERS FROM POVERTY
Michael R. Strain

► HERE’S WHY CONSERVATIVES SHOULD WORRY MORE ABOUT LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT
Michael R. Strain

► THE PATH TO RESPONSIBILITY CAN START WITH A BROOM AND A PAYCHECK
Robert Doar

► 10 WELFARE-REFORM LESSONS
Robert Doar

IV. FAMILY AND POVERTY: WHAT’S HAPPENING AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT 

► FAMILY MATTERS: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR BLOCK SOCIAL MOBILITY? SINGLE PARENTS, SUGGESTS A NEW STUDY
W. Bradford Wilcox

► CAN ANYTHING REALLY BE DONE ABOUT FAMILY BREAKDOWN AND AMERICAN POVERTY? A Q&A WITH BRAD WILCOX
W. Bradford Wilcox and James Pethokoukis

V. OPINION AND ACTION: WHAT AMERICANS ARE SAYING AND POLITICIANS ARE DOING     

► ECONOMIC INSECURITY IN THE UNITED STATES
Karlyn Bowman, Andrew Rugg, and Jennifer K. Marsico

► FIGHT POVERTY THE CONSERVATIVE WAY
Ramesh Ponnuru

 

 

New Book: “The Poverty Industry” (forthcoming 2016)

poverty industryNew Book: Daniel L. Hatcher, The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens (forthcoming 2016).

[Editor’s Note: I recently saw Prof. Hatcher present just a small part of the work related to this book at the poverty law conference and I think it is safe to say that this is a very promising book, to be published soon, covering matters that are not yet part of the standard refrains about poverty programs.]

New Book: “Poor Justice: How the Poor Fare in the Courts”

Poor JusticeNew Book: Vicki Lens, Poor Justice: How the Poor Fare in the Courts (2015).

New Book: “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”

EvictedNew Book: Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016).

New Book: “Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked a Nation”

FergusonNew Book: Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked a Nation (Kimberly Norwood ed., ABA forthcoming 2016).  The book is not yet available but the above link includes pre-order information.

Book Recommendation: “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League”

PeaceBook Recommendation: Jeff Hobbs, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League (2014).

[This recommendation is a bit dated, but in light of Scalia’s comments in Fischer, I thought it worth recommending this book.   The book does a good job showing the difficult circumstances of Robert Peace’s childhood, his brilliance in high school and at Yale, as well as the choices that led to his early and violent death.  It is also well written and engaging throughout.]

New Article: “Book Review, Poverty Law, Policy, and Practice” by Stephen Wizner

New Article: Stephen Wizner, Book Review, Poverty Law, Policy, and Practice, 22 Georgetown J. Poverty L. & Pol’y 441 (2015).

I have been unable to find a copy of the review except through paid services, but I am happy to email a copy to anyone who requests one.  It is of course a huge honor for all of us–Juliet Brodie, Clare Pastore, Ezra Rosser, and Jeffrey Selbin–that both Peter Edelman and Stephen Wizner both took the time to review the book.  It is also of course a relief that the reviews were favorable!  =)

New Book: “The Tumbleweed Society: Working and Caring in an Age of Insecurity”

TumbleweedNew Book: Allison J. Pugh, The Tumbleweed Society: Working and Caring in an Age of Insecurity (2015).

New Article: “The Banality of Racial Inequality”

New Article: Richard R.W. Brooks, The Banality of Racial Inequality, 124 Yale L.J. 2202 (2015).  [Reviewing Daria Roithmayr, Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock in White Advantage (2014).]