Category: Law

International Law’s Tinkerbell Moment: Part 1, What do you think?

11 July, 2014 (10:00) | Argentina, Bonds, cramdown, Finance, international law, Law, Markets, Politics, Recapitalization, Securities, Speculation, World Cup | No comments

By: David A. Smith Do you believe in international law? Tinkerbell’s voice was so low that at first he could not make out what she said. Then he made it out. Peter Pan, Chapter 13, Do you believe in fairies? Though ‘international law’ does not exist (it presupposes a lawgiver with dominion over all), international […]

Eviction, the family disaster: Part 5, The poor are we

16 May, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, Eviction, Homelessness, Landlords, Law, marriage, Milwaukee, Policy, Rental, sociology, US News, Vouchers | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith As demonstrated in the preceding four parts of this post, based on a worthwhile Harvard Magazine (January, 2014) piece focusing on Harvard and Wisconsin sociologist Matthew Desmond, eviction often explodes individual households the way hurricane or earthquakes […]

Eviction, the family disaster: Part 4, More legal rights then they use

15 May, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, delinquency, Eviction, Homelessness, Housing, Landlords, Law, marriage, Milwaukee, Policy, Rental, sociology, US News, Vouchers | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith Just-completed Part 3 of this post on eviction, based on a Harvard Magazine (January, 2014) article following the work of sociologist Matthew Desmond, demonstrated that eviction acts on an individual household the same way an earthquake or hurricane acts […]

Eviction, the family disaster: Part 3, Economic human shields for men

14 May, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, delinquency, Eviction, Homelessness, Housing, Landlords, Law, marriage, Milwaukee, Policy, Rental, US News, Vouchers | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Though by itself eviction, as we saw in Part 2 following a lengthy article in Harvard Magazine (January, 2014) covering the sociological explorations of Matthew Desmond, is by itself nothing more or less than a polite expulsion by force, that discrete event […]

Eviction, the family disaster: Part 2, A polite expulsion by force

13 May, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, delinquency, Eviction, Homelessness, Housing, Landlords, Law, marriage, Milwaukee, Policy, Rental, US News, Vouchers |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s introduction to poverty, based on the work of sociologist Matthew Desmond as reported in Harvard Magazine (January, 2014), began our exploration of eviction as both an event in its own right and the ultimate failure output of housing-related value chains (particularly the homelessness relief system, […]