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Columbia Law School

Bankruptcy Law

1995

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Bankruptcy And The Entitlements Of The Government: Whose Money Is It Anyway?, Ronald J. Mann Jan 1995

Bankruptcy And The Entitlements Of The Government: Whose Money Is It Anyway?, Ronald J. Mann

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A debate between two groups of scholars has dominated bankruptcy scholarship for the past decade. The first group, often referred to as the creditors' bargain theorists, argues that creditors' agreements with debtors create entitlements to payment the proper role of the bankruptcy system, therefore should be to benefit creditors by enforcing rules to which creditors would have agreed before bankruptcy. The second group of scholars contends that the goals of the bankruptcy system should not be limited to the interests of creditors. Instead, they maintain that the bankruptcy system, as a part of our country's wider system of social ...