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What are some examples of blocked mergers in the US?

Chapter 4 of Radical Markets talks about how US law blocked mergers and acquisitions: Section 7 has been used to block numerous mergers and other asset acquisitions over the years. It has not been ...
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What are the arguments for banning insider trading?

I can't see any economic argument for banning insider trading. In general, the point of allowing financial securities to be traded is to ensure that they are properly valued. "Insiders" seem better ...
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Gelman and Hill's Data on Effects of Child Support Enforcement

In Gelman and Hill's 2007 book, Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models, chapter 11 begins the exploration of multilevel models. To do so, they introduce a data set that ...
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who is responsible as international court to solve economic conflicts between countries and is it obligatory? [closed]

you know turkey was one of the 7members of F-35 joint strike fighter program..its engine is being manufactured in turkey.turkish government made all legal obligations to program and paid 35 billion ...
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What is Statutory Protection to a banker?

I come across things like statutory protection to paying banker and statutory protection to collecting banker etc. I'm trying to understand from reading on the net but I cannot get it clear. Can ...
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Is there a way participants in an industry to also discuss how to keep a market healthy without it being considered collusion?

For a particular niche in demand but broad in utility industry, I am both a consumer and producer that participates internationally, and within segments there are public informal concerns that the ...
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Why is bartering uncommon in modern countries?

Recently, I witnessed two acquaintances of mine engaging in bartering, where one traded his services for the services of the other. Both services had about the same value. By trading them directly, ...
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What is a stockholder class action for?

Sometimes, when a public company allegedly does something wrong/illegal/etc, the investors of the company organise a class action suit against the company, such as the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (...
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Why does every electronic transaction of USD legally take place on American territory?

In an article of a respected German newspaper (Die Zeit) I found the following statement (translation by me): 90 % of all foreign exchange trades are dealt in USD. Since every electronic ...
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A law against selling any house cheaper than it was bought for, what consequences would that have?

I'm looking for a more general and principled answer and use Scandinavia today only as a sketchy example of the kind of scenario I'm asking about. I live in Scandinavia where house prices has had an ...
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Understanding at a quote about externalities in law and economics

that something is an externality is partly a statement about physical reality and partly a statement about the legal system. What does this mean? I assume the aspect of externality being a physical ...
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EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement?

Once applied, CETA will offer EU firms more and better business opportunities in Canada and support jobs in the EU, it will remove customs duties, end restrictions on access to public contracts, open-...
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Method actually used to calculate injury in antitrust/cartel case by EC (EU)

I've read about a number of techniques used to estimate injury in competitive cases (but-for, regression analysis, difference-in-differences) but I fail to see how they are applied in the context of ...
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Are some laws “Progressive” for businesses?

(United States Based) I'm not sure if this is the right exchange to ask this in. You know how there are progressive tax laws where lower income individuals are taxed a smaller percent of their income. ...
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Market share stability by state owned enterprises

Is market share stability or market division by 3 state owned enterprises anti competitive and can it come under the purview of US Anti trust acts?
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If the company were to buy back all their shares, does that mean the company would own itself? [closed]

If a publicly traded company buys back all it's shares from the public, majority holder and every last person that owns it's shares who would own the company? Obviously, it wouldn't be a normal ...
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Would this method for US paying off its foriegn debt work?

The U.S. owes about $6.2 trillion of debt to other countries. Some people have suggested simply printing of the money to pay the debt, but obviously that simply devalues the dollar. It would work, but ...
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How are shell companies used for tax evasion?

The recent release of leaked documents on Mossack Fonseca has information on corporations and individuals using the firm's services for, among other things, tax evasion: The massive security breach ...
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Argentine default: “Rights upon future offers”

Argentina defaulted on its sovereign debt in 2002. It has reached an agreement with most but not all of its creditors. Wikipedia has a pretty good summary. The agreements included a 70% hair cut but ...
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What are taxes for since law forbids printing of money?

This question bothers me for a long time: why government keeps up with the taxes instead of with printing money? This would decrease its operating costs, simplify law and generally raise comfort of ...
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What is banking compliance

I'm not sure if I'm using the term correctly but there's something that's referred to as compliance in banking. Am I correct to understand that it's the process of obeying the laws and regulatory ...
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How bad is piracy hurting the entertainment industrie's economy? Are they going bankrupt or have a good outlook?

By entertainment I mean book publishing, music uploads like on iTunes or even movies whether DVD, Blue Ray, Netflix, Hulu whatever. So much is moving online, that's the future. Piracy cannot be ...
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Foreseeability vs negligence

Why is it the case that contractual liability is usually defined by basis of foreseeability rather than negligence (like in tort law)? I am looking a good explanation for this from economics. I ...
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How would Greece “temporarily” leave the Eurozone?

Amongst the negotiations between the Greece and the Eurozone leaders, there currently exists the possibility that Greece will leave the Eurozone for five years. Does this imply Greece would have to ...
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Regulatory differences between stocks and bonds

If you buy stocks of a company you are buying a share in that business. If you buy bonds from the same company you are essentially loaning them money for future payment. I am guessing (correct me if ...
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2010 flash crash: cause and rationale for illegality

A British trader has been arrested on accusations of having triggered the 2010 "flash crash" that saw the Dow plummet by 600 points in 20 minutes. This is reported, for example, here (BBC), or here (...