The light of a new semester brightens the horizon, which means that it is time for students and faculty to get back in the LPE groove. Over the next few weeks, while still nominally on hiatus, we’re going to help you recall that familiar tune by highlighting some of our most loved entries from the past four years. Today, we’ll get started by revisiting the ten most popular posts from the Blog’s inception through 2018. Future roundups will cover the most popular posts of 2019 and 2020, hidden gems from the archive, and siren songs for students.
Sabeel Rahman explores the long legacy of legal realism and its relationship to our current debates around law and political economy.
Rebecca Crootof discusses how new products liability law and fiduciary duties could be used to ensure that Internet of Things (IoT) companies are held accountable for the harms they foreseeably cause.
Angela Harris calls on LPE to challenge the separation between the study of economics and the study of race.
Noah Zatz argues that understanding what happened in the 2016 election requires a thoroughly intersectional analysis of race and class.
Jedediah Britton-Purdy and David Singh Grewal reject the familiar equation of neoliberalism with “deregulation,” identifying it instead with four overlapping kinds of claims.
Amna Akbar demonstrates how radical social movements offer an alternative epistemology for understanding and addressing structural inequality and injustice.
Yochai Benkler explores the role that technology plays in rising inequality.
Amy Kapczynski explains why she decided to protest the Republican tax bill.
Frank Pasquale illustrates how the shift from territorial sovereignty to functional sovereignty is creating a new digital political economy.
1. Law and Political Economy: Toward a Manifesto – Jedediah Britton-Purdy, Amy Kapczynski, & David Singh Grewal
Raise the trumpet, sound the drum, the Law and Political Economy Blog had begun.