Crypto Crazed: Regulating digital assets

It’s always the same old story. Computer nerds develop disruptive technologies that threaten to upend traditional economics and alter human conduct. Legal regulators then clamber to make sense of shifting market forces and domesticating the animal. In recent history, Cryptocurrencies are the latest of troublesome creations that have been vexing…

Are pre-nuptial agreements enforceable?

If you demand the terms of separation before you marry, people will believe many things of you: that you are cynical, or prudent, or just simply mean. What the world will not accept is that you are a hopeless romantic, swayed only by grand ideals of love. You can claim…

The case for non-compete clauses

The non-compete clause has been troubling people for over six hundred years. Back in 1414, one Mr. John Dyer signed a contract not to ply his trade in the same town as that of his master for six months after his apprenticeship concluded. When the master attempted to enforce this…

Regulating content in the age of social media

Back in 2018, Facebook’s highest executives met every other Tuesday to discuss the problems of misinformation, hate speech, and other disturbing content spread across their platforms. These discussions resulted in the establishment of the Content Standards Forum run by Facebook’s lower level administrators. The working group at this forum considers…