Monday, December 2, 2019

Wildlife Law

Eric T. Freyfogle, Dale D. Goble, and Todd A. Wildermuth, Wildlife Law: A Primer (Island Press, 2019).

The new edition of Wildlife Law by three leading experts has been thoroughly updated to provide straightforward explanations of United States wildlife legal issues that have become more complicated than ever. New chapters tackle twenty-first-century quandaries such as canned hunting, private wildlife reserves and game ranches, the increased prominence of nuisance species, and an expanded discussion of the Endangered Species Act. It is an essential reference for those needing a thorough grounding in basic legal concepts governing wildlife management in the United States.
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The New Stock Market

Merritt B. Fox, Lawrence R. Glosten, and Gabriel V. Rauterberg, The New Stock Market: Law, Economics, and Policy (Columbia University Press, 2019).

The New Stock Market offers a comprehensive new look at how these markets work, how they fail, and how they should be regulated. Merritt B. Fox, Lawrence R. Glosten, and Gabriel V. Rauterberg describe stock markets' institutions and regulatory architecture. They draw on the information paradigm of microstructure economics to highlight the crucial role of information asymmetries and adverse selection in explaining market behavior, while examining a wide variety of developments in market practices and participants.
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The Company They Keep

Neal Devins and Lawrence Baum, The Company They Keep: How Partisan Divisions Came to the Supreme Court (Oxford University Press, 2019).

As the eminent law and politics scholars Neal Devins and Lawrence Baum show in The Company They Keep, justices today are reacting far more to subtle social forces in their own elite legal world than to pressure from the other branches of government or mass public opinion. In particular, the authors draw from social psychology research to show why Justices are apt to follow the lead of the elite social networks that they are a part of.
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Drugs, Money, and Secret Handshakes

Robin Feldman, Drugs, Money, and Secret Handshakes: The Unstoppable Growth of Prescription Drug Prices (Cambridge University Press, 2019).
In the warped world of prescription drug pricing, generic drugs can cost more than branded ones, old drugs can be relaunched at astronomical prices, and low-cost options are shut out of the market. In Drugs, Money, and Secret Handshakes, Robin Feldman shines a light into the dark corners of the pharmaceutical industry to expose a web of shadowy deals in which higher-priced drugs receive favorable treatment and patients are channeled toward the most expensive medicines. At the center of this web are the highly secretive middle players who establish coverage levels for patients and negotiate with drug companies. By offering lucrative payments to these middle players (as well as to doctors and hospitals), drug companies ensure than inexpensive drugs never gain traction. This system of perverse incentives has delivered the kind of exorbitant drug prices - and profits - that everyone loves except for those who pay the bills.
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