Cornell Law Review Volume 92 Issue 5

What Kinds of Stock Ownership Plans Should There Be? Of ESOPS, Other SOPS, and “Ownership Societies”

Present-day advocates of an “ownership society” do not seem to have noticed the means by which, since the 1930s and 1960s respectively, America has become an ownership society already where homes and human capital are concerned. Nor have those advocates considered whether these same means, which amount to publicly facilitated private financial engineering, might be employed to spread shares in […]

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Who Cares What Thomas Jefferson Thought About Patents? Reevaluating the Patent “Privilege” in Historical Context

Conventional wisdom holds that American patents have always been grants of special monopoly privileges lacking any justification in natural rights philosophy—a belief based in oft-repeated citations to Thomas Jefferson’s writings on patents. Using “privilege” as a fulcrum in its analysis, this Article reveals that the history of early American patent law has been widely misunderstood and misused. In canvassing […]

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Manipulating Miranda: United States v. Frazier and the Case-in-Chief Use of Post-Arrest, Pre-Miranda Silence

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Blizzard Versus Bnetd: A Looming Ice Age for Free Software Development?

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