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How The United States Postal Service (Usps) Could Encourage More Local Economic Development, Randall K. Johnson Jan 2017

How The United States Postal Service (Usps) Could Encourage More Local Economic Development, Randall K. Johnson

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Over the last ten years, the United States Congress has made it increasingly difficult for the United States Postal Service ("USPS")1 to encourage economic development on the ground. Congress has deprived the USPS of its traditional means of achieving local economic development goals, which have largely benefited sub-national governments by providing indirect federal subsidies. This deprivation has occurred, at least in part, through the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act ("PAE Act"), which expressly limits the USPS's right to offer certain non-services like domestic money transfers and other financial products. In an attempt to provide a measure of ...


The Final Step To Insider Trading Reform: Answering The "It's Just Not Right!" Objection, John P. Anderson Jan 2016

The Final Step To Insider Trading Reform: Answering The "It's Just Not Right!" Objection, John P. Anderson

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This Article proceeds as follows: Section I sets the table by dismissing the notion that economic analysis of law should enjoy some privileged status (as more precise, rigorous, or scientific) over ethical analysis of law. Rather, it is suggested that economic and ethical reasons are best understood as different tools suited for different roles in legal reform. It is then argued that, given the current climate, ethical reasoning is the best tool for overcoming the remaining obstacles to insider trading reform in the United States. Section II begins the ethical analysis by arguing that even if it were admitted that ...


Why U.S. States Need Pension Waiver Credits, Randall K. Johnson Jan 2016

Why U.S. States Need Pension Waiver Credits, Randall K. Johnson

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[A] new tax expenditure concept, which is described for the first time in this article, achieves its goal by providing fresh consideration for each of the parties. This additional consideration takes two forms: a new tax credit allocation (i.e., this tax expenditure provides early access to retirement benefits, which would otherwise be accessible upon retirement, and thereby provides fresh consideration for public employees) and the right to discontinue offering defined-benefit pension plans (i.e., the waiver of this legal duty, which would otherwise need to be discharged, serves as fresh consideration for public employers). Because this fresh consideration is ...


How Tax Increment Financing (Tif) Districts Correlate With Taxable Properties, Randall K. Johnson Jan 2013

How Tax Increment Financing (Tif) Districts Correlate With Taxable Properties, Randall K. Johnson

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TIF literature does not answer a basic question:Does this economic development tool positively correlate with expanded tax bases? The question is important because it avoids the difficult issue of causation, while also yielding insight into the nature of the relationship between TIF and expanded tax bases. As a result, this Article answers the question for suburban Cook County, Illinois.