Update on backdating

It’s been quite a while since we discussed backdating here at TOTM.  But back when it was all the rage, we were substantial contributors, formulating (we believe) some of the…

Learning to Love Insider Trading

Today’s Wall Street Journal includes a terrific article explaining why insider trading should be deregulated. Following up on last week’s high-profile insider trading charges, George Mason economist Don Boudreaux, whose…

Verret on the Self-Defeating Bailout

My colleague JW Verret has an interesting take on the bank bailout at Forbes.com: This deal was intended to bolster public confidence in banks, while at the same time minimizing…

Bainbridge on the Cuban Insider Trading Case

Professor Bainbridge offers a very detailed analysis of the complaint in the SEC’s case against Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Posted in business, corporate governance, corporate law, securities regulation, sports

Commisioner Troy Paredes

Only the formality of full Senate confirmation stands between Troy Paredes and the SEC following unanimous approval from the Senate Banking Committee.  Congratulations, Troy. UPDATE:  [Someone claiming to be] Chairman Cox…

Are Chimps Smarter than Humans?

I’ve previously hypothesized that the persistence of legal rules that lead to less overall wealth but seemingly more equitable distributions (rules such as the insider trading ban and Regulation FD)…