Monday, October 1, 2007
Two new papers hit the list this week, both of them taking a philosophical approach to the subject. Following are the 10 most-downloaded new papers from the SSRN Journal of Contract and Commercial Law for the 60 days ending September 23, 2007. (Last week's rank in parentheses.)
1 (1) Usury Law, Payday Loans, and Statutory Slight of Hand: An Empirical Analysis of American Credit Pricing Limits, Christopher Lewis Peterson (Florida).
2 (2) Explaining the Spread of At-Will Employment as an Inter-Jurisdictional Race-to-the-Bottom of Employment Standards, Richard A. Bales (No. Kentucky).
3 (3) Consumer Protection in the United States: An Overview, Spencer Weber Waller & Jillian G. Brady (Loyola-Chicago).
4 (7) Anti-Social Contracts: The Contractual Governance of Online Communities, Joshua Fairfield (Indiana-Bloomington).
5 (6) Renting the Good Life, Jim Hawkins (Independent).
6 (8) The Other Side of the Picket Line: Contract, Democracy, and Power in a Law School Classroom, Richard Michael Fischl (Connecticut).
7 (9) A Positive Law Theory of Contract, Fergus Farrow (Victorian Bar).
8 (-) Aboutness, Thingness, Models, and Understanding: A Pragmatic Ontology of Formal Systems in Law, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw (Suffolk).
9 (10) Consent and Exchange, Oren Bar-Gill (NYU) & Lucian Arye Bebchuk (Harvard).
10 (-) Morality, Social Norms and Rule of Law as Transaction Cost-Saving Devices: The Case of Ancient Athens, Anastassios Karayiannis (Piraeus) & Aristides N. Hatzis (Athens-Philosophy).