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K “An award dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating the work of someone on the planet who really knows something about eco-nomics.”
J “Novel. Appropriate. Necessary. And unprecedented.”
K “The recipient of the first annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics is . . . Professor William Kurt Black, Esq. professor of law and economics with the University of Missouri at Kansas City. With decades of substantial and substantive real world experience, Professor Black examines and explicates the workings of banks and the banking system in the United States and the world with insight and conviction. In his classic, timely and timeless magnum opus The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One, he advances the conservative notion that those in the banking industry who commit systematic and rampant fraud should be convicted. In an inspiring TEDxUMKC presentation available at TED, he notes that bankers deploy banks as weapons of mass destruction against the public. Unlike so many other law professors and judges who explore the interface of law and economics, he contends that law and economics should serve more than the interests of the wealthy and the powerful. A felicitous contributor to the public discourse and dialogue, Professor Black’s continuing academic and personal commitment to the common weal and greater good is a good thing.”
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[See the e-commentary at “Announcing The First Annual Noble Prize In Eco-nomics (May 2, 2016)”, “Award Deadlines (Livelines?) (July 25, 2016)”, “From e-con-omics to eco-nomics? (August 1, 2011)” and “Skip the Nobel in Economics (Oct. 6, 2009).”]
[“This is Walter Kingsbury Brinkley, XYZ News, New York. Earlier today, the highly coveted Noble Prize In Eco-nomics was awarded to Professor William K. Black, Esq. of the University of Missouri at Kansas City. In his most celebrated work, Professor Black contends among other observations that the adoption of the rule of law in America is a swell idea. In a related development, the Swedish bankers convened and announced the 2016 Nobel Prize in E-con-omics given to the individual or individuals who has or have done the most during his or her career to advance the interests of the wealthy and powerful. . . . “]
Bumper stickers of the week:
“Yes, as through this world I’ve wandered I’ve seen lots of funny men; Some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen.” “The Ballad of Pretty Boy Floyd” by Woody Guthrie (c) 1958 (renewed) Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.
Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank; give a man a bank and he can rob the world.