Friday, October 5, 2007
Leib on Friendship and Public Policy
Ethan Leib has just published an essay in Policy Review titled, "Friends & the Law: Can Public Policy Support the Institution of Friendship?". Here is Ethan's description of the essay: "As you might imagine, this essay is a 'popularized' and unfootnoted attempt to rehearse arguments I have tried to make in 'Friendship & the Law' <http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=928707> and (with Dan Markel and Jen Collins) in 'Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties.' <http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=933427> So if you have found yourself unable to slug through the hard-core academic versions of these arguments, you might just enjoy the exposure in this easily-digestible form. But even for the six of you that have made your way through the academic versions, I have tried to supplement some of my thinking in this later essay."